RESOURCES

COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

This June our own Brandy Adams contributed to the Virginia Association of Museums collection management workshop. She outlined the important reasons to have a good collection management software in place, and the essential attributes of one. You can see an outline of her presentation below:
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Why Collections Management Software:

  • Know Your Inventory
  • Appraisal & Insurance Tracking
  • Keeping Up With Care & Maintenance
  • Facilitate Exhibit Planning
  • Find Needed Info Quickly & Easily
  • Increase Accessibility to Constituents
  • Accurate Reporting to Stakeholders
  • Required for Accreditation
  • Proper Stewardship Process/Accreditation

 

ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD SYSTEM:

  • Documents & Tracks Everything
  • Search Across the Entire System
  • Has Images, Documents, Multimedia
  • Time-saving Tools, like Mass Updates
  • Robust Reporting Tools
  • Filter Sort, & Save Record Subsets
  • Able to Share the Collection Online
  • Support & Regular Upgrades
  • User-based Security Settings

If you’re interested to see a good collections management system in action, schedule your own personal tour!



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