You may have seen that BPOC is partnering with Ithaka S+R on a collections management study, on behalf of LYRASIS and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to investigate the technology landscape and evolving tactics and strategy around collections management in museums. Here’s the press release: http://bit.ly/lyrs-cms.
The study will be a combination of survey and interviews and the survey part is now ready. I hope you will take time to participate. This is a great opportunity for all of us involved, directly or indirectly, with collections management to share how we are using those systems and the challenges and opportunities we face. Please contribute your voice and opinions. We will be reporting out to the community starting in Spring of 2018 and already have some confirmed conference sessions to discuss our findings, which we envision will be relevant and valuable to the collections management communities, museum leadership and the vendors who support us.
Collections management is a broad topic and fundamental to our missions and so the survey is necessarily detailed. SurveyGizmo tells us it should take 19 minutes to complete, it also grades it low on Fatigue and high on Accessibility, with all but the last question requiring that you write something rather than select an option or grade a statement. It can be anonymous if that helps with your candor, but we’re hoping you’ll let us know who you are.
Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/cms-survey please take the survey or forward to a colleague who will.