The MOL hosted a most useful day out for MCG members, to describe the definition and procurement of a new computer network and collections management software. The morning was taken up with presentations on the development of the museum’s IT strategy, outsourcing of IT services, and the procurement of Multi-MIMSY. The afternoon included a series […]
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew The autumn 1995 meeting of the group took place at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. We were treated to a very broad range of talks and demonstrations covering a wide selection of Kew’s operations. First up, Ken Bailey explained the networking and hardware strategy at Kew, describing a dizzy range […]
The Fiona Marshall Special Edition LASSI After years of effort (or does it just feel that way?), LASSI (the Larger Scale System Initiative) has completed its task of specifying and selecting a collections management package on behalf of eight museums. And the winner is . . . MultiMIMSY. The LASSI consortium consists of the following […]
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Agenda [The c1996 (?) note on the original MCG site said: ‘This is only a partial record: an initial paper plus certain figures. If any members have retained more from the day please let us know. Figures are linked where present.’] Documentation and computerisation in the Museum Documentation…continued General documentation […]
Spring meeting Museums Computer Group Program 10.30 coffee 11.00 introduction to Kew and overview of computing facilities. Museum Computer Group secretariat: MDA proposal (copy attached). Spectra Announcement + Draft Factsheet 12.30 Lunch 14.00 Use of Status package on system so far developed. Visit to Computer Section and demonstration of database systems (Sepasal). 16.30 Discussion 17.00 […]
The Museums Computer Group began when people met at the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge, over 15-16 October 1982, at the end of which it was decided that they should meet again and be The Museums Computer Group, with Bill Pettitt as chair. They then met as the MCG on 15-16 April 1983 at the Manchester Museum.