The founder of Waddesdon Manor, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild acquired a collection of printed paper ephemera relating to commerce in 1891. The collection includes over 700 trade cards (early shop advertisements). This case study looks how Waddesdon Manor made the best use of Vernon CMS to catalogue and share information about this collection.
It is common for museums to adhere to minimum standards of care and best practice for collection documentation. These are often defined by national agencies and cover legal responsibilities, museum accreditation processes and governance structures. Vernon CMS adheres to all of the processes covered by the SPECTRUM collections management data standard. The SPECTRUM standard includes several processes with specific reference to collection auditing.
McNay Art Museum, in San Antonio, Texas, have launched their new website. Part of the redesign has involved updating their online collection using our Vernon Browser module. The new branding has been developed by design company Giles-Pascale. The new website includes the option to filter searches to only works on display. This is done using the location reason data back in Vernon CMS. If the work is marked as being on temporary or permanent exhibition then it is flagged as
Version 8.0 includes many changes to better support library and archive collections, including new data entry screens, data fields and export formats. Importantly, it also includes an upgrade to the underlying database that Vernon CMS is built on, OpenInsight.
Version 7.0 includes new fields for recording use of objects, changes for compliance to SPECTRUM museum documentation standard, a new Activities file for writing topics that link other content, and many other smaller changes.