Tips from museum expert on how and what information to gather for creating, reviewing, critiquing or asking questions of the museum budget
Now we understand DEAI as a permanent program, museums are including it in budgets, which requires reprioritization
Staff and Programs are two areas within the museum budget that are ripe for evaluation when attempting to determine a museum’s values and priorities
Museums communicate what they value through a mission statement, strategic plan, annual budget, slush fund allocation, and fundraising activities
Moving to a new museum Collections Management System (CMS) involves planning for the migration of your non-standard data; proven practices, strategies
Museum workflows are administrative documents that walk one or multiple people through a functional process: overview of steps in crafting a workflow
Museum CMS data recording is governed by professional standards; understand what fields your data is in now and fields it must migrate to in a new CMS
Moving to a new museum Collections Management System (CMS) is a good time to evaluate how museum staff use current CMS in their daily workflow.
Not all museum data cleanup can occur prior to migration to a new CMS. Best practices for data refinement post-migration from a museum expert
When a museum moves to a new CMS certain data requirements must be addressed prior to migration in order for it to complete successfully.
Migrating museum data to a new Collections Management System (CMS) requires completion of a series of activities before beginning migration.
Museum expert Rachael Cristine Woody offers guidance on each of the four main data migration activities when moving to a new CMS
Museum expert Rachael Cristine Woody offers her analysis of The Metaverse, Web 3.0, and Climate Change from the current museum TrendsWatch report.
Book from museum expert guides professionals through prioritizing digital projects, finding grant funding, ending misperceptions, incorporating staff
Museum expert Rachael Cristine Woody offers her analysis of Repatriation, Restitution, Reparations from the current museum TrendsWatch report.
Museum expert Rachael Cristine Woody offers her analysis of The Partisan Divide from the current museum TrendsWatch report.
Museum expert Rachael Cristine Woody offers her analysis of A Digital (R)evolution, from the current museum TrendsWatch report.
Museum expert Rachael Woody offers her analysis of The Future Workplace, A Digital (R)evolution, from the current museum TrendsWatch report.
Museum expert’s strategies for choosing a museum digital storage solution with emphasis on a using a CMS (collections management system)
Museum expert Rachael Woody offers guidance on how to determine which museum digital storage approach is the best fit for your museum
Unplanned museum digital storage growth is susceptible to file-mismanagement, file corruption, and data loss
Many museum professionals struggle to find a cohesive, intuitive, and budget-friendly digital storage system they can reliably put in place.
By following standards, leveraging CMS tools, and creating strong processes you can help ensure future data cleanup is unnecessary.
Museum data cleanup Find and Replace In-System Strategy and CMS Vendor Support Strategy with required elements, directions, recommendations, pitfalls.
Museum data remediation can be overwhelming but when approached in bite-sized chunks we can perform the cleanup in a more accurate and sustainable way.