Vernon Systems in lockdown
These strange days have seen many of our clients forced to adapt. Priorities have changed as cities and countries have endured lockdowns. With limited opportunities to welcome the public, many organisations have found more time and energy to dedicate to their collection administration.
The Vernon Systems team have been lucky as we have been able to continue working from home right through the various stages of lockdown. You can still get in touch for support and consultation services, and our development has continued at pace. Because we’ve often been working from home this year, email is the best way to get in touch.
Accessing Vernon CMS remotely
It is important to be able to access Vernon CMS remotely. Many sites have the system up and running from home. If you have any trouble creating or maintaining remote a connection to Vernon CMS running on your local network, we would be happy to help you trouble-shoot.
For instructions on Accessing Vernon CMS remotely we have a guide in the Vernon Customer Support Portal.
This year our Vernon User Group (VUG) will be held online as a mini conference.
We would love for you to join us during the week of the 12th of October for a range of panels, speakers, feature request discussions, and company updates about past and present development.
Attending our VUG is free for anyone from a client organisation.
There are two VUG training webinars for $30 NZD/AUD each. You can see them advertised on our events page.
When registering, you can choose which sessions you would like to attend. All of our panel sessions will have time for discussion and questions between panelists and attendees.
You can learn more about the sessions and timetables here.
The last few months have been very busy for some as they embrace the opportunity to put their collections online.
In early July Canterbury Museum, in Christchurch, New Zealand, updated their online collection with the latest version of the Browser module. You can view their collection online on collection.canterburymuseum.com. The most significant changes on the new site are the release of over 10,000 images with a Creative Commons licence to allow re-use, increased access to their social history photography collection, and the option to post comments about objects. The museum has received large numbers of comments in response to several news stories asking for help from the public. This comments have increased their knowledge about their collection.
The Lyttelton Historical Museum Society has announce the completion of a major project to digitise our image collection items and upload them to eHive. They received great press coverage on the new access over 12,000 historically significant images and catalogue records. You can explore the Lyttelton Historical Museum Society Collection on eHive.
Online Basic Training Course
We have a new online basic Vernon training course that is aimed at new users.
It is a self-led course that your staff members can take at their own pace, and includes assignments, video tutorials, and a few tests to help them learn. Users get a certificate on completion of the course. It also comes with access to a Vernon CMS demo system.
Word-Merge: Create some reports
Some of you will find yourselves with spare time during the lockdown. A great use of this time is building reporting templates that you can call on in the future to speed up generating Vernon CMS reports.
Vernon CMS has built-in report outputs to screen, printer, and PDF files. We also integrate with Microsoft Word’s mail merge facility via Vernon CMS’ Word Merge report format. This allows you to make use of all of the layout and formatting features in Microsoft Word.
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The Musée d’Orsay in Paris is under a firestorm of criticism after a young woman penned a shocking open letter to the institution describing how museum staff sexually discriminated against her earlier this week
Vast digital archives of primary sources open up to ordinary users, archives once only available to historians, promising the possibility, at least, of a far more egalitarian spread of both information and knowledge.