Vernon Systems staff are currently working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re still here to help you and we can give you tips on working from home. Getting in touch We have access to all of our normal systems, so you can still raise support requests as usual. Because we’re not in our physical office, it will be harder to reach us by telephone. The phone line has been diverted to Paul Rowe’s mobile, but you should use email
Culture Waitaki Culture Waikati is the cultural hub for North Otago, New Zealand. Contributing organisations include North Otago Museum, Forrester Gallery, Waitaki District Archive, Waitaki District Library, and Oamaru Opera House. Their new Vernon Browser website includes highlights from several of these organisations. You can see their online collection at https://collection.culturewaitaki.org.nz/explore Te Awamutu Museum Te Awamutu Museum is a regional museum in New Zealand’s Waikato region. Highlights of their collections include Taonga Māori artefacts and objects from early European settlers.
It’s been a busy few months for online collection projects based on Vernon Browser. It’s exciting to have many of our clients sharing their collections. These three websites have launched in June 2019. Museum of Transport and Technology Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) has a collection of more than 300,000 items, all of which tell stories of technology, innovation, transport and social history in New Zealand. 1960s cocktail dress, MOTAT Over 80,000 items from the collection are now
This month we have revamped the NZ Museums website. NZ Museums showcases New Zealand’s museums and galleries and their collections. The website is an initiative of National Services Te Paerangi, a team at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. New Zealand museums, galleries and other collecting communities can contribute to NZ Museums through eHive, the online collection management system developed by Vernon Systems. eHive allows museums to catalogue their collections online, join and contribute to communities including NZ
Sketchfab is a platform for sharing 3D digital models. It’s used for sharing models of everything from artwork to architectural elements, and from objects up to large scale buildings. Historic Environment Scotland have been using Sketchfab to share a variety of models and you can see all of them on Historic Environment Scotland’s Sketchfab profile page. As some of the models are of collection objects, the next logical step was to reference these from Vernon CMS and publish them as