Collections Management Book

Collections Management


  • Author : Anne Fahy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134830527

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Collections Management brings together leading papers exploring some of the major issues affecting collections management. Providing information about initiatives and issues for anyone involved in collections management, Fahy identifies the main issues relating to collecting and disposal of collections and discusses why museums should develop appropriate documentation systems. Examining the status of research within museums, the various sources of advice relating to security and addresses the basics of insurance and indemnity, Collections Management is an invaluable and very practical introduction to this topic for students of museum studies and museum professionals.

Museum Collections Management Book

Museum Collections Management


  • Author : Freda Matassa
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856047012

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Museum Collections Management Excerpt :

This landmark publication is the first to draw together all aspects of museum collections management in one handbook. It is designed for anyone with responsibility for a cultural collection and covers everything a collections manager needs to know. It describes professional practice in managing cultural objects and works of art, whatever the size and nature of the collection. The book includes essential information on: Legal aspects of collections Ethical issues such as due diligence and immunity from seizure Up to date concerns such as sustainability, crossing borders and financial constraints Loans, acquisitions, inventory and movement. The book describes all collections management procedures in a simple step-by-step process and is clear and easy to use with all procedures based on international museum practice. Examples of real forms, policies and documents drawn from major museums are included throughout the text and act as guides for any transaction. Readership: Packed full of practical information, advice and good practice, this will be essential reading for all museum professionals, curators of private collections and museum studies students.

Things Great and Small Book

Things Great and Small


  • Author : John E. Simmons
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 1442277440

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This revised edition of Things Great and Small is a comprehensive resource for preparing and applying collections management policies. Simmons reviews current ideas and literature on the subject, highlights the issues that collections management policies should address, and explains the pros and cons of choosing some policy options over others.

Electronic Collection Management Book

Electronic Collection Management


  • Author : Suzan D Mcginnis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317951926

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Electronic Collection Management Excerpt :

Build and manage your collection of digital resources with these successful strategies! This comprehensive volume is a practical guide to the art and science of acquiring and organizing electronic resources. The collections discussed here range in size from small college libraries to large research libraries, but all are facing similar problems: shrinking budgets, increasing demands, and rapidly shifting formats. Electronic Collection Management offers new ideas for coping with these issues. Bringing together diverse aspects of collection development, Electronic Collection Management investigates traditional strategies that still have value and suggests innovative solutions to new problems. It also offers informed discussion on how collection development and management are likely to change in the future. More and more, the emphasis is turning from collecting information to organizing it, a paradigm shift that is nothing short of a revolution in library science. Electronic Collection Management examines some of the toughest issues of electronic collections management, including: handling tensions in liberal arts colleges over patron expectations, library budgets, and collection priorities taking technical issues into account in selecting electronic resources controlling costs for scientific serials organizing electronic resources for ease of access facing the challenges of distance learning finding fresh perspectives on traditional publication formats Electronic Collection Management presents practical advice and solid information on the urgent issues subject bibliographers and collection development librarians are confronting today.

Trends in Rare Book   Documents Special Collections Management Book

Trends in Rare Book Documents Special Collections Management


  • Author : Caroline Rinaldy
  • Publisher : Primary Research Group Inc
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9781574400953

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This special report examines the management practices and business decisions of special collections libraries with a focus on rare books, manuscripts, maps, and other historical documents. The report profiles the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University-Provo, the Huntington Library, the Newberry Library, the San Antonio Public Library, the Watkinson Library at Trinity College, the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, and the Bancroft Library at the University of California-Berkeley. Interviews were conducted in November and December of 2007. Additional information through an online form was provided by San Jose State University Kent State University Map Library AGS Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and California State University-Chico.

Collections Management in the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland Book

Collections Management in the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland


  • Author : Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Audit Office
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2006-06-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 9780102940053

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The National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland (MAGNI), created in 1998, brought together the Ulster Museum, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, and the Ulster-American Folk Park (and it is also responsible for the operation of W5, the first Science Discovery Centre in Ireland, opened in 2001). The collection comprises some 1.45 million artefacts and works of art. The NIAO examined the structure of MAGNI, and the documentation and storage of the collection. Since 1994 all acquisitions have been documented to SPECTRUM (Standard ProcEdures for CollecTions Recording Used in Museums) standards, an internationally recognised standard for museum documentation. Although considerable progress has been made in computerisation, less than ten per cent of records are currently computerised. NIAO recommends: (i) a key performance indicator covering the percentage of the collection documented to international standards, reported annually; (ii) more photographing of important items (for records and internet use); (iii) regular physical inspection of a sample of records. At present only ten percent of the collection is on display. Storage of the remainder in some 50 separate locations was found to be poor or unacceptable in 30 locations, although the main stores holding the bulk of the collection are classed as good to excellent. NIAO welcomes the storage development plan being created, and recommends consideration of a centralized store, and performance indicators on storage conditions and internet accessibility to improve public access to the collections.

Collections Management Book

Collections Management


  • Author : Susanna Hillhouse
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Museums
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 1900642182

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