I volunteer as 'IT person' for a museum in its early days, ( - @EICAS).

I would love to connect with other "museum people" and "museum IT people", here and elsewhere.

Any boosts/recommendations welcome!

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@raboof I used to work for a museum. it was over 10 years ago now though, so I don’t know if that’s of much interest to you!

@zens cool! Yeah, 10+ years is a long time in internet years, I guess ;)

@raboof @EICAS I don't work in/for a museum, but our small community does run its own digital archive based on Omeka, with which I am involved. It's been running since 2011. Of course, COVID has meant very little activity but we hope to restart training sessions soon.
The archive was originally on dspace but after we'd learnt a bit, and Omeka matured, we migrated. It wasn't too hard thanks to common Dublin Core metadata & Free Software not locking us in.

@withaveeay interesting! I'm actually exploring collection management workflows and systems right now. Definitely adding to my list, though it sounds like it is more targeted to archives where for example might be more suitable for a museum. To be honest I'm still learning what the practical differences are between the two though :)

@raboof In an institutional context, with IT support, DSpace may well be the repository system of choice. Omeka acts as both a repository and resource manager.

@raboof I should add that for your requirement, DSpace may also have the edge as it enforces a defined workflow, while Omeka is much more fluid & depends on users adhering to procedures rather than an enforced process

@raboof @EICAS

I used to work for a museum but they tripped over their own for-profit ambitions and now they're a non-profit [ because they're out of business ]:

@raboof @EICAS ooh this looks very interesting, I will certainly visit once museums open up again!

@raboof @EICAS I'm not sure but I reckon who know some, or people that do :)

@raboof @EICAS There's a masto instance primarily for Australasian Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Records people:

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