Developing an Integrated Collections Cataloging and Management System

A session at MCN 2012

Friday 9th November, 2012

1:30pm to 3:00pm (PST)

Next spring, the Cleveland Museum of Art will roll-out a new Collection Cataloguing and Management System (CCMS). For 3+ years, the museum conducted an in-depth RFQ process to choose a commercial collections management system, but none met 80% of the identified needs. The museum decided to develop a browser-based, integrated (CCMS) on a Sharepoint document-sharing platform, to serve as the source for all collection object information, incorporating the best features of the museum’s legacy system.

The session will explore the process and “lessons learned” of building a custom system which will include a CDWA-compliant object catalog with API-integrated authority control, citation history, and research bibliographies; loan management, exhibition planning, and conservation modules; a service request module for movement, photography, and condition reporting; document management for all business processes, and shared online work areas; and full integration with the museum’s digital asset management system and library catalog.

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Andrea Bour
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Jane Alexander

Director, Information Management, Media and Technology Services at Cleveland Museum of Art & Tech Savvy Women’s Executive Team, Chair of Vision and Purpose bio from Twitter

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MCN 2012

United States United States, Seattle

7th10th November 2012

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Time 1:30pm3:00pm PST

Date Fri 9th November 2012


James, Renaissance Seattle

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