Topic records can go through draft, approval and publication stages, with carefully authored text and subject referencing being retained as an archive for future publication. Auckland Museum has employed the use of the Topic file to collate stories around medal groups, using the system to pull together object data, Cenotaph biographies, photos and narratives.
If comments are more accessible they gain more attention and greater engagement. Since the website redesign was launched in December 2016 there has been a 60% increase in comments posted on objects.
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
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.