Half of the museums planning to publish their collection online in 2016 have done it…… Did the other half give up? This is the second year that Vernon Systems has surveyed New Zealand and Australian Museums about how they share their collections online. While the response is encouraging, these results only represent a small segment of Australasian Museums. This year we had 73 responses, and last year the number was 79, from a possible 500 that were sent the survey.
Last year we contacted you with our Museum Survey. We were very happy with the response we had from Australian and New Zealand museums. Our survey looked at whether museums shared their collections online, and if so, how. The results can be seen here. This year we are following up the survey. Please take a few minutes to answer a few quick questions. All answers will remain anonymous and we are happy to share the results. Enter the survey here.
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.
The Vernon Browser module is a tool that integrates into Vernon CMS to share your collection. There are three broad approaches to developing an online collection website using the Browser module. This post outlines the three approaches and focuses on the simplest solution – an online collection microsite.
Alex has been our UK-based staff member since 2014. Alex provides invaluable support and training for our European sites, as well as representing us at local conferences.
This month we had the pleasure of Alex visiting our head office in Auckland to work with the rest of the team.