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Subject: Survey on documentation

Survey on documentation

From: David Green <davidgreen<-a>
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008
Mellon Conservation Documentation Survey

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has recently launched a study of the
ways in which institutions use digital technology to record
conservation documentation. Some museums do this within their
collections management system, others have created independent
conservation systems or are developing systems or modules that work
with the CMS. The goal of the study will be to use the gathered
information to assist the community in either developing or
improving systems that will be more responsive to the needs of
conservators, or informing the community about the existence of such
systems under development.

While this study is set within the context of a larger project
assessing the challenges, opportunities and implications of digital
documentation, we are now preparing to survey conservation
departments worldwide about the specific tools and procedures they
are using to manage conservation documentation in digital form.

We invite and encourage you to participate in this technical survey,
which will be available soon on a website to be announced.  A report
on the findings of the survey will be available by the end of the
year.

More details on the Mellon Foundation's initiative in Conservation
Documentation in Digital Form can be found at

    <URL:http://mac.mellon.org>

For any questions, please contact:

    David Green <davidgreen<-a t->knowledgeculture< . >com> or
    Rachel Mustalish <Rachel.Mustalish<-a t->metmuseum< . >org>

David Green
Principal, Knowledge Culture Consulting
203-345-3228
203-520-9155 (mobile)


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