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Item Classification - a lost cause?
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As many of you will know, Collections MOSAiC uses a subset of the "Historical Collections Classification Scheme for Small Museums" by Patricia Summerfield et al. Although this scheme was the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Bourcier Apr 8, 2011.

 

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Paul Bourcier replied to Andrew Whittington's discussion Item Classification - a lost cause?
"If you are interested in Chenhall's Nomenclature, you may be interested in knowing that last year AltaMira Press published the third edition, Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging.  The new edition is greatly expanded and up-to-date, and…"
Apr 8, 2011
Geoffrey Foley replied to Andrew Whittington's discussion Item Classification - a lost cause?
"Hi, Rew Re your first point: The most comprehensive 'national standard for item classification' of which I am aware is "The Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging", first compiled by Robert G Chenhall in 1978 as a system for…"
Mar 31, 2011
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Item Classification - a lost cause?

As many of you will know, Collections MOSAiC uses a subset of the "Historical Collections Classification Scheme for Small Museums" by Patricia Summerfield et al. Although this scheme was the brainchild of the Museums Association of Australia WA branch, there is plenty of empirical evidence that it has been adapted then adopted in various forms across the country. This in itself provides confirmation that the scheme is indeed worthy of adoption, but also underlines the need for a classification…See More
Mar 21, 2011
Paul Bentley replied to Andrew Whittington's discussion Item Classification - a lost cause?
"Hi Andrew   Presenters at the Museums Australia NSW Branch symposium Place, Space & Identity: New Directions for NSW Museums, 18-19 April, include Alison Dellit (Trove and Museums: An Opportunity to Be Realised?), Laura Miles and Peta Knott…"
Mar 19, 2011
Rob Pilgrim replied to Andrew Whittington's discussion Item Classification - a lost cause?
"I agree that the fact that Summerfield was ‘adapted then adopted nationwide’ is an indicator of the need for a consistent system.   As general museum dogsbody (although I think of myself as General M. Dogsbody) at The Pioneer…"
Mar 18, 2011
Old Gippstown replied to Andrew Whittington's discussion Item Classification - a lost cause?
"Hello Andrew, We use the Carter version - exactly the same title, only two levels, and in use until recently in Victoria. I suspect it is a derivation of Summerfield, but a cursory examination could not find any attribution.   To my horror…"
Mar 17, 2011
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Item Classification - a lost cause?

As many of you will know, Collections MOSAiC uses a subset of the "Historical Collections Classification Scheme for Small Museums" by Patricia Summerfield et al. Although this scheme was the brainchild of the Museums Association of Australia WA branch, there is plenty of empirical evidence that it has been adapted then adopted in various forms across the country. This in itself provides confirmation that the scheme is indeed worthy of adoption, but also underlines the need for a classification…See More
Mar 17, 2011
Andrew Whittington replied to Julie Skate's discussion Membership database software
"Hi Julie Do you use Collections MOSAiC Plus for cataloging your collection? If so, have a look at the "Contacts" button. It provides membership recording and processing. It is not sophisticated, as it is not the mainstream purpose of…"
Jun 14, 2010
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Collections MOSAiC
Keep the kettle hot...
The Collections MOSAiC software is Australian owned and run - by I.S. Technology (IST)... which is me and my wife Sally-Anne.
To us, it is more than just earning a living, we are passionate about the heritage of Australia and enjoy being a part of the community that cares for that heritage.
Part of that passion shows in our free helpline, and our commitment to listening.
But keep that kettle hot - we travel ALL over the country (and beyond) conducting training and if we are within coo-ey of your place, we're likely to pop in to see how you're going and if we can do anything for you. The price of our on-the-spot consultancy is a cup of coffee, a piece of home-made cake and a tour of your collection.
See you somewhere (maybe at your place),
Rew

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