Dishing on Databases
An Informal Roundtable Discussion
In the past, a collections management system served the needs of the internal staff – recording items the collecting institution had, its location and condition, its provenance, and a few other choice fields. With the advent of online databases, now collecting institutions need to make their records searchable to the general public, allowing them to see scans of the original item, perhaps purchase a copy of the scan or transcribe an archival document. The choices of software have abounded, as well as their features. What is a collecting institution to do?
Join us for a brown bag luncheon as we discuss what you like and dislike about your collections management system, and crowdsource better solutions to our online database needs.
This event will not be recorded.
Cipperly Good is the Richard Saltonstall Jr. Curator of Maritime History at Penobscot Marine Museum. She will be answering questions and facilitating discussion amongst attendees.
Attending an Online Video Chat
To participate in this online event you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom to host this event as an online videoconference. Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.
If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals.
Online registration is capped at 30 participants to give everyone an opportunity on the call to participate. Registration will be open through July 13, but may fill up sooner. If you join the wait list, you will be notified if space is made available.
This event is free for members. Due to the registration limit, participation is limited to members.
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