This newsletter includes articles on Auckland Museum’s use of the Topic file, Nelson Provincial Museum’s collection website comments feature, Farnsworth Art Gallery’s new online collection microsite, cataloguing a smartphone app, Gold Coast City Gallery’s use of Vernon CMS, and the results of our 2017 museum survey.
We recently had a question on our users’ forum asking for advice on cataloguing a smartphone app. Here are some general tips about cataloguing born-digital objects, as well as some notes on multimedia material that you might only have in analogue form (such as reels of film).
Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland has a collection of approximately 15,000 works focuses on American art from the 18th century to the present. Of these works, over 5,000 are searchable on the museum’s collection database using our Vernon Browser module.
The Orangery at the Fan Museum in Greenwich, London, was the stunning venue for a recent eHive workshop on the afternoon of March 13th.
This issue of Collection Connection profiles some of the recent online collection microsites we have worked on, recaps Alex von der Becke’s visit to our head office, includes Leisa’s thoughts on the MuseumNext conference, and a has list of our upcoming conference events.