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.
In 2016 the Gallery introduced Vernon Collection Management System which has greatly assisted its preparation for the new facility due 2020. To date, Vernon CMS has facilitated the standardisation, monitoring, and digitisation of a variety of policy and procedures.
Half of the museums planning to publish their collection online in 2016 have done it…… Did the other half give up? Vernon Systems asked New Zealand and Australian Museums how they share their collections online. This survey from 2017 was a follow up to the survey results from 2016. This year we had 73 organisations respond, from a possible 500 that were sent the survey. The museums that did respond were mostly Social History collections and there are fewer Fine Art collections this year than
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.