Streamline the cataloguing of time-based media collections and film archives with TMS Collections
Time-Based Media Collections and Film Archives
With many moving parts at play, time-based media collections and film archives require a flexible, sophisticated collections management system to better manage their cataloguing and organization. Our software ensures every collection object, its display equipment, and documentation is flawlessly managed, from the pre-acquisition stages to your gallery floor.
Easily manage both physical and digital assets with the numerous customization features available in the user-friendly interface
Benefit from versatile modules and features, designed to simplify the unique challenges of time-based media collections
Get the most from your data with endless configurability and automated metadata extraction from digital assets
Stay organized and have a clear view of accessioned works, thanks to unlimited object linking for easy future reporting and digital delivery
Overcome the hurdles of TBMA documentation, care, and obsolescence with a centralized, searchable database
Host and play time-based media video files directly in the database, and publish them online with eMuseum to promote public engagement
Features to manage your time-based media collections and film archives
Keep detailed object records with custom input fields and an unlimited number of linked photos.
Enrich your object records by uploading video and audio files, and play them directly in the interface.
Easily manage the many different versions and formats of your time-based media art (TBMA) with our components feature.
Document each component according to its specific location for superior object management.
Before [TMS], if we wanted to catalogue all of the details about the multiple tapes and copies for our time-based media collection, it would become very complicated.
Hiroko Kimura-Myokam, Research Fellow, The imai Foundation
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Cataloguing Time Based Media The City of Düsseldorf established the inter media art institute (imai Foundation) in 2006 as an archive to care for an acquired video collection. The archive contains around 3,000 works of Time Based Media art, and provides context to the history of Time Based Media from the 1970s [...]
Margret Schild, Head of the Library, Theatermuseum + Filmmuseum Düsseldorf As one of the institutions housed under The Culture Department of the City of Düsseldorf, the Theatermuseum has a storied history. Founded in 1947 after a donation by Gustav Lindemann, the Theatermuseum originated as an archive inside a private theatre [...]
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