Organize Natural History Collections of Any Size with TMS Collections
Natural History Collections
Comprising thousands—or even millions—of unique specimens, natural history collections are immense and require an agile collections management system that’s capable of containing and organizing them. Track your sizeable collection with our highly scalable, web-based software and enhance the preservation, management, and sharing of your natural history objects.
Create detailed specimen records with standardized terminology using the integrated TMS Thesaurus Manager
Reduce manual data entry with the automatic taxonomic hierarchy tool and with batch data importing
Link related objects using the Sites and Events modules to document field work, excavations, and other events
Attach multiple images to specific components, such as bones, feathers, and fossils, for efficient tracking
Locate your collection’s specimens in seconds and easily track movement, as well as any collection relocations
Easily see where a specimen was collected using the geolocation map
Features to Efficiently Manage Your Natural History Collections
Track the geographic location and provenance of any specimen directly in the Objects module.
Taxonomy Data View
Enrich the data on your institution’s object records using the taxonomy hierarchy tool.
Enhance cataloguing by linking unlimited high-resolution photos and other media to each collection specimen.
Input everything from a specimen’s dimensions to its origin story using flexible, fully customizable object records.
We believe that Gallery Systems provides the knowledge and support needed to best help us showcase our collection.
Mark Engstrom, Senior Curator and Deputy Director of Collections & Research Royal Ontario Museum
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