Find the right CMS for your museum

Rachael Cristine Woody, a seasoned museum expert and consultant, explains how to search for, select, buy, implement, and maximize the value of a museum collections management system.

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Select, Buy, & Use the Right Museum CMS; Learn How

How to Select, Buy, and Use a Museum CMS offers advice from Rachael Cristine Woody, a seasoned museum expert and consultant with significant experience as both a practitioner and advisor. In order to deliver the best return on investment in a collections management system, staff need to know:
How to begin the search for the right CMS; how to navigate the procurement process; how to prepare for what migration will entail; what workflows, standards, and tools they should be aware of, and how to use a CMS to its maximum potential. This book explains how to search for, select, buy, implement, and maximize the value of a museum collections management system.

Inside the book

Rachael Cristine Woody offers practical guidance on:

= Why You Need A (Better) CMS

= How To Begin The Search For The Right CMS

= Navigating The Procurement Process & Selecting The Right CMS

= How To Prepare For CMS Implementation & Migration

= CMS Workflows, Standards, & Tools To Use

= Maximizing The Value Of Your CMS

About the Author

Rachael is the Owner of Rachael Cristine Consulting, and provides services to museums, libraries, and archives. She specializes in museum collections management systems, digitization technology, digital project management, and digital usership. Previously she was at the Freer|Sackler Museumm of the Smithsonian Institution and the Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield College, where she successfully launched multiple digital projects that included advanced digitization technology, collaborative portals, and the migration of collection information into collections management systems. Rachael is a contributing member at the American Alliance of Museums, Oregon Museum Association, National Council on Public History, Society of American Archivists, and Northwest Archivists. She is also a popular guest author for Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog, and her first book for Lucidea Press, Survivor’s Guide to Museum Grant Writing, was extremely well received.


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