Spectrum 5.0 and Cataloguing

Cataloguing involves capturing the information that gives your collections meaning, not as an end in itself but to record and retrieve what is known about your objects. Recently Collections Trust have been promoting the importance of basic Inventory information, through training and support as part of its #BanishThatBacklog initiative. However once a museum has met at least the minimum Inventory requirements, it can think less about ‘tackling the backlog’ and begin to plan capturing the knowledge built up through exhibition research and other projects. In this session we will explore the Spectrum Cataloguing procedure in the context of Inventory and Documentation planning. Sarah will also introduce the new Use of collections procedure, which can be used to capture information created from use; such as exhibition text, research findings and user-generated content.

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This workshop will be delivered through our Arts Council England funded Outreach Programme, in collaboration with the Museum Development Network.