Implementing TMS Collections involves a carefully coordinated set of milestones. These include the setup of the new software system, either using Gallery Systems Managed Hosting or with your IT team on your server, migration of your data from EmbARK’s 4D database structure to SQL, training of your team, and any customizations you might need from [...]
Adopting new collections management software and workflows within any collections institution is no small feat. Our collections management consulting services ensure that you can be confident that your organization is getting the most efficient use out of Gallery System’s suite of museum software. Through ongoing training for your employees, customized reporting solutions to keep your [...]
If you have existing legacy data from an earlier era’s collection system, or are transitioning from Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, or FileMaker, or if you have acquired a large collection that needs to be added to your TMS system, you will likely need data conversion collections management consulting services to consolidate all your collections information [...]
Every data conversion project is unique, depending on such factors as the number of data fields to be converted, specific workflow requirements, the consistency of the current data, and the overall vision for the collection. Some data conversions collections management consulting services may take a few days, weeks, or longer, depending on complexity.
Selecting Managed Hosting will greatly simplify your implementation, as Gallery Systems technology staff will provision your entire technical environment as part of your collections management consulting services. This speeds up your implementation and assures that your technical requirements are taken care of. Managed Hosting with Gallery Systems relieves your staff of the stress from server [...]
Your implementation can include a number of training options. Generally, new clients receive training just prior to their staff starting to use the collections management software. We will work with you to create a training plan and collections management consulting services to meet your needs.
Yes. All Gallery Systems products include extensive options for custom configuration, allowing your system to fulfill your institutional workflow requirements. Many configurations can be easily managed in-house, and Gallery Systems offers additional collections management consulting services for more complex configurations when desired.
Collections management consulting services can be delivered at your location or completed at Gallery Systems office depending on what you require. For example, it is common for training to take place at your location but data conversions are most often done as a remote service.
Costs vary depending on the services which your organization requires. Please visit our contact page to get in touch with one of our Account Managers who can help understand your needs and customize a quote for your organization.
The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) states, “Digital Asset Management (DAM) includes activities associated with the creation, cataloguing, storing, retrieving and backing up of these assets. The purpose of DAM is to integrate best practices within workflows to improve access to resources and make them available for reuse.”