An Integrated Approach to Manage Museum Information

A session at MCN 2012

Wednesday 7th November, 2012

9:00am to 12:30pm (PST)

Even in this age of networked computer systems, powerful database technology and cloud computing, museums have been traditionally bad at managing and integrating their information in a consistent fashion. Any typical museums now runs one or more of the following vertical solutions:

  • collection management software for collection information (without any context)
  • one or more content management systems for managing their website/Intranet (and add context to collections)
  • events, facilities and ticket management software, not always tightly integrated
  • digital asset management
  • customer relationship management
  • shop management and e-commerce solution
  • library management

Each of these systems is usually designed to cover a single aspect of the entire information picture. Data need to be replicated and gets quickly corrupted and out-of-date, while efforts and costs to integrate different systems increase with each new component. Staff need to be trained to use many interfaces, multiple licenses must be purchased and maintenance costs skyrocket.

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Cristiano Bianchi

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Time 9:00am12:30pm PST

Date Wed 7th November 2012


Marion, Renaissance Seattle

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