Museums Australasia Conference, Auckland
This year was the first ever combined Museums Aotearoa and Museums Australia conference. We’re proud to have been able to help out the conference as the main partner sponsor. The conference was held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland with Naomi Boult, Kate McCaughan, Paul Rowe, Leisa Taylor, and Charles Tongue all attending.
Museums & the Web Conference, Los Angeles
This was the 20th North American Museums and the Web conference. The Los Angeles conference was held in downtown Los Angeles with Paul Rowe and Darren Scott attending.
Australian, NZ and UK Vernon User Group meetings
Conferences: Vernon Systems will be at the Museums Association UK and National Digital Forum NZ conferences over the coming months.
Group Training Day: We will hold a training day on system maintenance, including using the security and audit tools, in Wellington immediately after the National Digital Forum conference on Thursday 24th November.
User Group Training Days: Each year our user group meetings are followed by a group training session. Each year’s training has a specific focus. Our topic for this year is system maintenance. We will be covering how to use the security tool to control multi-user access to Vernon CMS, the audit tool to monitor and undo data changes, and other general maintenance tasks.
Use of Vernon CMS in the Australian gallery sector has continued to grow. Recent new clients include:
- Charles Darwin University Art Gallery
- Wollongong Art Gallery
As part of the Museums Australasia conference we undertook a survey of our clients. We asked about the types of collections they manage and what degree of public access they provide to their collections information.
eHive revamp: mobile friendly, accessibility compliant and more
We’re excited to have launched the revamped, rebranded eHive website. The main changes are to support mobile access from smaller screens, such as phones and tablets, and to comply with accessibility standards. This redesign tackles just the essential changes required for us to support mobile and accessible access, but we’ll be continuing to fine-tune things over the next few months.
Vernon Browser 3.2
The latest version of Vernon Browser will be released at the end of August. We’ve updated all of the admin pages to have a mobile-friendly design with clearer layouts. We’ve replaced the technology behind the scene to use the same set of modern web development tools that are used in the public pages of Vernon Browser and eHive.
Vernon CMS 10.0
We’re on target to release Vernon CMS 10.0 in October. The annual user group meetings will give users an opportunity to see new features in action, including the new calendar view, expanded media file support, improved handling of image derivatives for reports and exports, and the option to export data from Document, Exhibition Venue, Site and Topic for publication in Vernon Browser.
Abingdon County Hall Museum make use of Vernon CMS & eHive to manage their collection
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. After some research and consultation with other users, it was decided to purchase Vernon CMS as the museum’s database. Vernon CMS can export data to eHive for public access, so they can continue to use eHive to showcase their collection online.
The Vernon Escrow flashdrive for this quarter is in secure storage. The barcode label is V051264.
Vernon CMS v9.1
Vernon Browser v3.1