One-Day Meeting at The Natural History Museum, London, 1999

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One-Day Meeting at The Natural History Museum, London, 1999

MUSEUMS COMPUTER GROUP One-Day Meeting at The Natural History Museum, London Tuesday 7th September 1999 Sponsored by Ardent Software This meeting will consist of a series of presentations covering aspects of IT within The Natural History Museum of relevance to other disciplines. Because we are expecting a large attendance, the meeting will take place in […]

1996 Spring Meeting – Museum of London

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 […]

MCG Autumn Meeting 1995 report

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 […]

Extracts from the 1995 MCG autumn meeting

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 […]

The Royal Botanic Gardens overview of computing facilities

From ‘Archive 1996 – what were we up to 20 years ago?’, the Spring 1986 meeting item ‘introduction to Kew and overview of computing facilities’. THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS OVERVIEW OF COMPUTING FACILITIES The Royal Botanic gardens (RBG) installed the Prime minicomputer during December 1983. The choice of equipment was made while RBG were still […]

Genus index

From ‘Archive 1996 – what were we up to 20 years ago?’, the Spring 1986 meeting item ‘Genus Index’. GENUS INDEX The RBG Genus Index is a database of genus names showing their validity and relation to other genus names, and the family they are in, all as perceived by RBG. It is written in […]

Ask Sepasal!

From ‘Archive 1996 – what were we up to 20 years ago?’, the Spring 1986 meeting item ‘Visit to Computer Section and demonstration of database systems (Sepasal)’. ASK SEPASAL! For the past three years the SEPASAL unit has been collating information about plants from the dry tropics that have been reported to be useful (in […]

1986 Autumn meeting

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 […]

1986 Spring meeting – what were we up to 20 years ago?

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 […]

Hello world! First ever MCG meeting

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.

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