UK Museums on the Web 2004: Web enabled

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UK Museums on the Web 2004: Web enabled

The University of Leicester Hosted and co-ordinated by the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Sponsored by The 24 Hour Museum and mwr Ltd . Building on the success of the inaugural conference in 2001, this one-day event brought together leading practitioners, policy makers, training providers and commentators, to explore the issues […]

MCG Spring Meeting 2002 – programme

Book now to avoid disappointment! The next MCG meeting will take place at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent on 16th and 17th April 2002. The meeting is free to MCG members who have paid their 12.00 pounds subscription for 2002/3. To book a place please contact Lorraine Burton  [log in to unmask]) […]

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 […]

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