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Author Topic:   virtual exhibet
Rusty Hippchen posted 3/31/03 7:54 PM     Click here to send email to Rusty Hippchen  
I am currently looking for a currator software program that would provide for an option of having a virtual exhibet. My collection of tribal handicrafts is fairly extensive with about 750 pieces, with the majority being textiles. I am looking for a program that is widely used by public and private collections. There are so many program out there with each having a claim to fame, I do not know where to start or who to believe.Does anyone have experience with a particular program that they would reccomend? What would I look for when selecting a program? What would be a moderate price rang?
Pamela (Moderator) posted 4/1/03 10:13 PM     Click here to send email to Pamela  
Rusty, I use Digital Catalogue which was designed by Thinkdigital Solutions Ltd in Sheffield, UK but I think that they have been a victim of the bursting of the tech bubble as no current trace on web and telephone number not recognised. It was designed as a picture cataloguing system. It has various levels of cataloguing and search plus a good 'notes' section for lots of text. Also has image facility, of course, for every record. Asking 'my friend Google' I was surprised to find very little. I see PastPerfect Museum Software which describes itself as 'is approved by the American Association for State and Local History as "exemplary software for museums and historical societies"' Looks an expensive investment to me at between $700-800. I think I would try contacting some museums and asking them what they use. A 'friendly' local museum with a good electronic catalogue would be ideal. I agree with you that having a good computer cataloguing system for records and photos is essential. I will be very interested to hear of any suggestions. Pamela

Pamela (Moderator) posted 4/1/03 10:30 PM     Click here to send email to Pamela  
Rusty, I had a look at Twocows (useful software site) at http://ukms.tucows.com/business/collect95_default.html on collections data, there is one for art collections - you can download a free trial of software and the full cost is only $65. (see link) Could give you a chance to try something out. Has images and lots and lots of levels of info. "For the database novice, Organizer's intuitive interface and ready-to-use inventory solutions make it easy to set up and use." Probably not true but one can but hope! Pamela

rusty posted 4/14/03 1:39 AM     Click here to send email to rusty  
Pamela,Thanks for the info. I was leaning towards pastperfect museum software before I submitted this letter to the forum. The only issue was the price. It is pretty expensive but I would willing to pay the price if I can get more first hand info on it.. Does any one have any experience with this program?Thanks Rusty
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