Wednesday 7th November, 2012
9:00am to 12:30pm
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:
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 Data need to be replicated and gets quickly corrupted and out-of-date, while efforts and costs to integrate different systems increase with each new component.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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