Database Blues – An action plan for selection and implementation of a new CMS
Does the mere thought of opening your current database program give you chills? Are you tired of creating your own little hacks to make your system “work” the way you need it to? Have you longed for a new and upgraded CMS but worry your management will balk at the mere mention of such change? This webinar focused exclusively on selecting and implementing a new database for museum collections. Museum expert and consultant Rachael Cristine Woody covered challenges like: how to identify CMS needs, how to create CMS specifications, how to test and vet potential CMS options, and how to “sell” getting a new CMS to your boss.
Rachael Cristine Woody specializes in collections management systems, digitization technology, digital project management, and digital usership. Previously Woody was at the Freer|Sackler Museum 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. She received her Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University, and has 15 years of experience in the museum and archives field.
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