Working during the Covid-19 pandemic
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.
Update: Vernon CMS 12.2 – Coastal Cormorant
We are excited to release Coastal Cormorant, version 12.2 of Vernon CMS. Coastal Cormorant introduces a reworked reporting tool to focus on using saved report templates, and a new Risk Management activity for managing risks and hazards in your collection, along with a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes.
While the update includes a range of enhancements, there are two main additions.
– Reporting Tool
Coastal Cormorant introduces a reworked version of the Reporting Tool. It has been re-designed to easily run reports from saved report templates. The Reporting Tool is now split into four sections, where you can select an existing report template, edit or create a report template, select the records for your report, and run the report.
– Risk Management
Coastal Cormorant introduces updated risk and hazard tables in the Object datafile, and a new file in the Activities module for managing risks and hazards in, and to your collection.
The object tables allow you do document in detail the risks that are posed to specific objects (for example, water damage) and/or the hazards that are present in specific objects (for example, lead or arsenic).
Canterbury Museum put out call for local knowledge
The Canterbury Museum wants to identify people and places in thousands of photographs taken by New Zealand’s longest-running photography studio, Standish and Preece.
Free Webinar: XML Import
This Webinar will talk about how to set up the XML spreadsheet, how to create new records with XML Import and how to update existing records.
Webinar will be on the 16th of April. Follow the link for location specific times.
Introduction to Cataloguing Webinar
To make easier to get an idea of how Vernon CMS works we have made a quick introduction webinar. This would also be useful as a starting point for new staff or volunteers.
Follow the link below to find out about the price.
Vernon User Group Meeting 2020
VUG will be on the 15th and 16th of October for Australian at ACMI.
NZ VUG is Dunedin Public Art Gallery 20th and 21st of October.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on the worldwide pandemic and already have a backup plan for online user groups if this becomes necessary.
News and Resources
Coronavirus: what the latest stimulus measures mean for Australian artists and arts organisations.
State and Federal funding for Australian Museums and the cultural sector.
Australia Council CEO explains new Resilience Grants
$5 million in re-purposed funding will help artists survive, adapt and create, explains Australia Council.
Creative New Zealand response to COVID-19 – Updated
Creative NZ are actively monitoring the situation and are exploring all options for how we can support the arts sector through this fast-changing situation.
Coronavirus COVID-19 information for Museums Aotearoa members
As well as the immediate responses, museums and galleries are already developing plans to continue to provide access to cultural experiences during the time of shutdown and beyond.
The Arts Council of England Covid-19 support
The latest advice, guidance and emergency funding measures we’ve put in place to address the Covid-19/coronavirus crisis.
The American Alliance of Museums COVID-19 Resources & Information.
The American Alliance of Museums has compiled this guide to help museums prepare internally and externally for outbreaks in their communities and navigate the broader impact of COVID-19.