Manage collections. Create connections.
Vernon Systems has more than 30 years’ experience in creating software for the museum, gallery and cultural heritage sector. Our systems are used around the world by institutions to catalogue, manage and publish information about collections.
We develop two products: Vernon CMS is a modular desktop package designed to manage all types of collections within one comprehensive collection management system; eHive is a simple to use web-based cataloguing system which includes built-in options to publish to WordPress websites and partner websites.
Vernon CMS is a modular desktop collection management system that handles all types of collections. It is a comprehensive system which manages all common collection processes, including acquisitions, loans, exhibitions, conservation, rights, public access and deaccessions. Multi-user access can be controlled through the security and data auditing features, making it particularly suited for organisations with a collection management team.
Content in Vernon CMS can be shared in many ways, including through the Vernon Browser web module, programming interfaces and data exports to eHive or 3rd party systems.
eHive is for small museums and private collectors. It helps to catalogue objects, store images and manage acquisition information. Many larger institutions have also chosen to use eHive as an online publishing platform. Vernon Systems manages the software, servers and backups. This leaves you to focus on your collection.
Collection records are published to a dedicated page on the eHive website. If you prefer they can remain private. You can use the WordPress plugins to include your collection within a customised website or include then on sites such as the National Library of Australia’s Trove website and Digital NZ. Similar collections can group together by forming communities within eHive.
The two systems can also be combined for sites that want Vernon CMS for powerful collection management and eHive for simple, cost-effective public access.