Vernon Browser 3.3 has just been released. This version includes several new features and some changes to our generic templates to showcase features built in some of our projects. You can see the latest version in action on our Vernon Browser demo site. New features include: Tag clouds Vernon Browser can present any field as a tag cloud on your collection site. The most popular terms in the selected field are presented as links to provide a quick way to
Bil Vernon, the founder of Vernon Systems, was honoured this month at Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Museum Medals ceremony. Bil was awarded Companion of the Auckland War Memorial Museum for his service to the museum sector. The medal is awarded for singular achievement or contribution to areas relevant to, or in some way connected to, the public service of Auckland Museum, or other New Zealand museums. We are proud of Bil’s achievements. He has been a mentor and supporter to
Using barcodes with Vernon CMS to track object locations Recording location changes can be a time-consuming, and at times imprecise, process when handled manually. Vernon CMS has built-in support for printing and scanning barcodes providing an excellent alternative to manual data entry. We talked with Hagley Museum and Library to see how they’re making use of barcodes with Vernon CMS. They kindly supplied us with the photographs used in this article. About Hagley Museum & Library Hagley Museum & Library is
This issue includes articles on the Museums Australasia and Museums & the Web conferences, Abingdon County Hall Museum, and recent development work, and we announce this year’s user group meetings.
Elin Bornemann, Collections Officer Abingdon County Hall Museum is in Oxfordshire, England and is part of the Oxfordshire Museums Service. The museum is housed in the 17th-century Baroque style County Hall building, located in Abingdon’s central market place. The building was designed by a protégé of Sir Christopher Wren. Abingdon County Hall Museum interior The Oxfordshire Museums Service administrates a central database on which the collections of all the member museums are catalogued. This Modes database can be accessed remotely