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.
We recently had a question on our users’ forum asking for advice on cataloguing a smartphone app. Here are some general tips about cataloguing born-digital objects, as well as some notes on multimedia material that you might only have in analogue form (such as reels of film).
Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland has a collection of approximately 15,000 works focuses on American art from the 18th century to the present. Of these works, over 5,000 are searchable on the museum’s collection database using our Vernon Browser module.