How have we changed as a GLAM sector in the last 10 years, and how will we evolve? What new technologies await beyond the borders of our imagination? Who will be our audience, and why will they come? Curiosity, Anger, Obligation, Love? Will GLAM institutions even need to exist? And if so, will they still be talking about the same issues we face today or faced 100 years ago?
New Vernon Browser websites
The Dowse Art Museum is our latest client to launch an online collection website using Vernon Browser. The Dowse, based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, has a significant collection of contemporary art and studio craft works. The first set of objects to be shared include parts of their ceramic and jewellery collections, and further objects will be added as they continue with their copyright clearance and cataloguing work.
The National Sports Museum of Australia collections holds the combined collections of the National Sports Museum, Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, Melbourne Cricket Club Museum, and Melbourne Cricket Club Archives. There are currently over 35,0000 items available online through Vernon Browser.
Queensland Museum’s revamped Vernon Browser site has over 700,000 items, including a huge range of natural history specimens. New search filters on the site let visitors easily narrow down their results to specific areas of the collection. The collection content will also feed into their online learning platform via Vernon Browser’s programming interface.
More than twice as many people were trained in 2019 when compared to 2018, with a significant increase in onsite training for established Vernon CMS users. There was more demand for advanced training and we launched our new bi-monthly Webinar series.
The next Webinar is on Cataloguing an Object This Webinar will show you how to create an object in Vernon CMS, add important information, add an image and document, and find it again.
This is a useful session for volunteers, or brand new staff, or those who want a detailed run-through of how to add information to Vernon CMS.
Our annual Museum Collection Data survey is still open. If you have a few minutes please follow this link to add your voice.
From the results so far we can see the general trends we noticed in 2018 are continuing as expected. In Question 3 “How do you record collection data?” Paper-Based Systems remain strong while Commercial collection management software’s are even more dominant at the expense of Custom Databases and Filemaker Pro.
Full details will be published once the survey is closed. You can find results from the 2018 and 2018 surveys here in our blog.
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