Vernon Systems, represented by UK Systems Consultant Alex von der Becke, were trade exhibitors at the recent NatSCA (Natural Sciences Collections Association) Conference held at Leeds City Museum on the 26-27 April 2018. Day one of the varied and interesting programme included a fascinating talk by Adam Stuart Smith of Nottingham City Museums & Galleries, effectively illustrated with time-lapse photography, of the process involved in installing the tallest dinosaur ever displayed in the UK. On a similar theme of displaying
I attended the annual Museums and the Web conference in Vancouver in April. The conference organisers and program committee do an impressive job pulling together the diverse presentations into logical groups, while providing the attendees with the food and structure to get from session to session. A big thank you to all the people, including the many volunteers, who make this happen every year. Takashi Murakami exhibition at the opening reception, Vancouver Art Museum Jennifer Taylor Moore from the Sarjeant Gallery
Read about our work with Sarjeant Gallery’s collection. Features include exploring the collection by colour and image orientation, automated subject tagging using Google Vision API, and some computer generated natural language text .
We’re excited to release Awesome Adzebill, version 11.0 of Vernon CMS. Awesome Adzebill includes a new Activity file for managing Deaccessions, Version 1.0 of our web services programming interface, light exposure tracking, new fields in the Object and Person files, and a number of enhancements and changes to existing functionality.
This newsletter includes articles on Auckland Museum’s use of the Topic file, Nelson Provincial Museum’s collection website comments feature, Farnsworth Art Gallery’s new online collection microsite, cataloguing a smartphone app, Gold Coast City Gallery’s use of Vernon CMS, and the results of our 2017 museum survey.