Vernon User Group (VUG) 2022 videos online
We have uploaded the session videos from last year’s user group meeting. Paul Rowe has also recently presented a webinar on accessibility, highlighting key tips shared during the user group meeting.
Vernon CMS 12.5 (Eager Egret)
Eager Egret is nearly here!
We’re ironing out the last bugs in our new version. Documentation for the new version is complete, and we’ll send out an update as soon as the release is ready.
Monthly payment options
We’re investigating offering automatic monthly payment options for your Vernon CMS support and upgrade agreements. We know that for some clients, doing regular, smaller monthly payments is easier than processing a yearly invoice. Email us at email@example.com if you’re interested in this option.
Recently launched or upgraded Vernon Browser websites
Maitland City Council, New South Wales, Australia
Maitland City Council has been adding further collections to their site. The project has included the publishing of PDFs for some collection items, and linking SoundCloud audio files for their Maitland Hunter River oral history project.
An oral history interview with Maitland local Roy Belcher is one example record that includes a published audio file.
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria, Australia
Heide is a public art museum and sculpture park located on a stretch of the Yarra River in Melbourne that has long served as a meeting point and as a creative hub.
Once a significant Wurundjeri gathering place, the site later attracted the artists of the Australian Impressionist School before becoming the home of art patrons John and Sunday Reed in 1935.
Museums of History NSW, Australia
Museums of History NSW cares for significant historic places, collections and government records in NSW. This new ‘home’ for the history of NSW brings together the historic houses, museums and collections previously in the care of Sydney Living Museums with the vast archives and records in the NSW State Archives Collection.
The art of writing descriptions
MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit, Oct 2022, UK
Alex von der Becke attended the online Digital Collections Summit. During the summit, Lorena Bradford, Manager of Accessibility Programs, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, discussed a project relating specifically to visually impaired visitors which involved creating detailed descriptions of objects in their collection. Alex has summarised Lorena’s talk.
Join us on Slack
Slack is a messaging app for organisations. Our new Vernon CMS Slack workspace provides channels for our users to connect with the Vernon Systems team and with each other. It is useful for asking questions, especially when you don’t know who to ask. Slack allows your questions to be visible to many experts at once and can lead to several solution options.