Merry Christmas from Vernon Systems
Things are winding down in our Auckland office as we head into the Christmas holidays. The Auckland and South African offices are closed between Christmas and New Year’s. Alex in the UK is working through and we’ll be monitoring our email to respond to any urgent requests. If we don’t hear from you before then, Merry Christmas and we’ll see in 2016!
Georgie Fell heads to the UK
Sadly for us, Georgie is leaving us to move to the UK. We wish her well in her travels.
Leisa Taylor joins us in January to take on some of the documentation and training work.
A busy year for new Vernon CMS sites
It’s been great year for Vernon Systems. So far this year we have gained 10 new sites. We’re doing particularly well in the Australian art gallery sector with the new sites including Orange Regional Gallery, Penrith Regional Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery and Gold Coast City Gallery. All of our new gallery clients are looking at sharing their collections online, so we look forward to the exciting web projects coming up in 2016.
The Frick, Pittsburg, launches online collection to complement their onsite touch tables
The Frick Collection in Pittsburg have published highlights of their collection online for the first time. They are using Vernon Browser’s mobile-friendly templates to share images and key cataloguing information about the works. The data in Vernon Browser is also being used to drive touch tables within the gallery.
Auckland Art Gallery launch new website
Auckland Art Gallery have been hard at work this year on their new website. They have collaborated with Pixel Fusion, a company which specialises in developing digital projects from early ideas to completed products. The new website includes a simplified menu structure, updated branding and mobile support.
Surf World, Gold Coast, shares their collection on eHive
Surf World is a unique museum that showcases Australia’s largest collection of Surfboards, along with related photographs, oral histories and memorabilia. Surf World are now cataloguing their collection and sharing it online through eHive.
Survey results: Effects on organisations who publish their whole collection online
In May this year I spoke at the annual Museums Australia conference about “How to cope when you open your digital doors“. As research for the talk I sent out an online questionnaire and had follow-up discussions during with fifteen art and heritage organisations that had made the commitment to share the bulk of their collection records online.
A longer version of the presentation is coming out next year in the post-conference Museums Australia journal, but in the meantime you can read a quick recap of the survey results.
The Vernon Escrow flashdrive for this quarter is in secure storage.
Vernon CMS v9.0
Vernon Browser v3.2