19 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Our first object record in our new collection system

Thanks to our friends at eHive we have a fully operational online collection management system.

We are pleased to report that we were able to get the system set up and our first object record entered within the first 18 hours since the SBHS website went live.

Here it is.

‘The switch’ is one of the most important objects in our collection. One might call it our ‘foundational object’. Our Curatorial staff are working around the clock to document the provenance of this special object.

We aim to have more records up as we make more acquisitions. Our Director, naturally, aims for a ‘quick turnaround’ on digital records.

You might ask how we came to choose eHive over other collection systems. The answer is simple – the city in which they are located has a rather famous spinny bar – Orbit! We hope that by choosing products from companies based in cities with leading spinny bars we will be able to develop a 360 degree relationship between the SBHS and our service providers. Our Development Director has her work cut out for her.

One Response to “Our first object record in our new collection system”

  1. Robert Huber 2 May 2010 at 12:50 pm Permalink

    Hey that looks really good! I have played with other online collection management systems such as Collective Access and CollectConcept both are not as nice looking but offer some very good professional features such as support for XML standards such as museumdate etc..

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