A new DAMS provides the space for safely storing media and images. Metadata held against all assets will enable sophisticated cataloguing and searching of digital assets, including by themes or content. Image discovery and sharing will be easier and processes will be more time efficient. The resulting catalogue will be useful to a much wider range of Museum staff. The system offers added security and is underpinned by a digital preservation policy.
A new Collections Management system not only provides a mechanism for successfully tracking our collections but one that is web-based and therefore easy to access regardless of technology or location. The system is robust, easy to use with an updated interface that is more intuitive to users and dynamic - so it provides live status of each object in the collections.
A new Collections Online for the museums will benefit all staff and anyone who wants accurate information about our collections. Collections can be searched in one place, using a variety of search terms (from location to description). The system provides detailed search functionality, display of images, and the ability to download images. A Collections Online will increase staff awareness of collections and provides a useful resource for work across the museums, GLAM and beyond.