Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #4

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Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #4




August 16, 2010
I have been sorting through physical records--like object files, condition reports, loan files--for museum objects and distilling pertinent information to be captured in the new database. I make a point to research the history of the object beyond just its time at Reynolda House by looking up provenance and exhibition information. I also glean data from the existing database that needs to be transferred over. Then I create templates of composite information, so it will be easier to enter into the database. The project is starting with the fine arts works, but then will continue with all the objects from the historic house.







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