Tips from a museum expert and consultant to help museum workers—and the broader museum community—survive the uncertainty of the next pandemic year.
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Museums that prioritize accessibility, are ethical in job creation, and have the resources to pursue exciting digital projects will thrive in 2022
A review of how museum closures, collections deaccessioning, and digital collections actually evolved compared to Rachael Woody’s 2021 Museum Forecast
Museum professionals must lobby for increased funding, proposing a liberated form of financially aiding museums via easily granted financial awards
This post on museum digital project workflows offers expert advice on how museum professionals can become confident workflow creators and managers.
To determine digital project workflow, project activities need to be defined, standards and specifications considered, and resources identified.
Museum digital projects include object digitization and cataloging; and established workflow for staff to follow is critical to success.
A museum digital project usually involves costs of training and education, increased personnel capacity, or working with a consultant
Planning a museum digital project includes knowing the costs of digitization software, museum CMS platforms, and digital asset management systems.
When planning a museum digital project, evaluate the tools and resources required to succeed; read for costs of digitization equipment and software
If your museum has a CMS but not a DAMS (and no budget for a DAMS) there are a few ways you can creatively construct a “for now” DAMS solution.
There are differences and overlaps between a museum DAMS and CMS, and how they’ve evolved their cross-functionality to address real-world needs.
Museum digital files are assets museum staff use to care for, manage, and represent the physical collection. Using a DAMS is an important investment.