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.
One of the most popular articles on the Vernon Systems website (www.vernonsystems.com) has been RFID Technology in use at the Otago Museum. This was published in November 2011 and made some assumptions about the value of the technology, and the benefits that would be achieved. We decided it was time for a follow up. Has it been a success or a costly learning exercise? Has RFID tagging made objects easier to find, sped up processes and reduced the handling of
In 2005, Puke Ariki received the donation of the Swainson/Woods Collection, a nationally and regionally significant photographic collection. The archives are from two local photography studios which operated between 1923 and 1997, Swainson’s Studios and Bernard Woods Studio. This collection traces both the lives of Taranaki people and the development of photography over time. The collection features a wide range of studio portraiture and local photographs of public and social events.