October will be a busy month for Vernon Systems staff. We’re releasing version 11 of Vernon CMS later in the month. Paul and Leisa will be showing this off in Hobart at our annual Australian user group meeting. Paul, Kate and Cherry then head to Christchurch for our South Island user group meeting.
From The Support Portal
How to record Iwi Affiliation
The following question was posted on the Vernon Support Portal by Madeleine Jones. The answers were interesting, not only in the case of iwi affiliations but recording ethnicity in general.
Kia ora tātou
I am wondering which field (if any) people are using to record iwi affiliation, both for person and object records.
Does anyone know if there is such a thing as an iwi list/thesaurus/hierarchy?
Jennifer Matheson from CNZARD directed us to this handy map published by Creative NZ of iwi locations.
Vernon CMS users with a current support contract can access the Support Portal to see the full discussion: Support Portal. If you’re an existing customer that hasn’t accessed the portal before, click here to sign up.
Simple User Symbolics
Simple User Symbolics let you report on fields from other datafiles.
For example, you may want to include an artist’s website in an object label. This information is held in the Web Address field in the Person file and is not available when reporting on Object records.
Simple User Symbolics can take the data from each field and make it available for reporting purposes. Just fill in the details of the file where the data just want to display is stored, the field you would like to display, and the field in the current file that links the two together.
Read our solution article on the support portal: How to create a Simple User Symbolic
(Must have a Vernon Customer Support Portal login)
From the Registrar Trek blog: “Life or death. The importance of good documentation”
When can good documentation save lives? The topic of hazardous materials in collections pops up every once in a while but as human beings we tend to forget about it because we consider that – of course – we know these hazards are there, but, then again, we are rather sure we know our own collection well and that if we act according to our safety precautions we are safe.
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What’s new in Vernon CMS 11.0
We’ll be releasing Awesome Adzebill, version 11.0 of Vernon CMS, in late October. Awesome Adzebill includes a new Activity file for managing bulk deaccessions, a new web services application programmable interface (API), light exposure tracking, and new fields in the Object and Person files.