The longlist of nominations for three prestigious annual awards for Excellence in Collections Management has been published by the Collections Trust. The judges are now at work, and the winners will be announced during the conference reception at OpenCulture 2013 on Tuesday 2 July.
Excellence in Collections
Deep Visuals have installed one of their ViziQuest visual semantic browsing systems on a touchscreen kiosk at the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Bradford to take visitors on a highly-visual, personalised journey through the Gallery's magnificent print collection.
The Gallery chose to have the system installed on a touchscreen kiosk, and foresee other opportunities to use ViziQuest to provide public access to their collections through other applications.
Participatory Museum Practice will be celebrated on July 2nd at OpenCulture 2013 as part of the Collections Trust Awards presentation. The Collections Trust has joined forces with Historypin to launch a new award for participatory practice, and its Chief Executive Nick Stanhope has joined the judging panel.
This new award complements Collections Management Awards for Best Collections Practice and Collections on a Budget, which highlight outstanding work in the collections community.
Two unique awards to celebrate the very best collections practice will be presented by the Collections Trust at its flagship OpenCulture event on 2 July 2013. The CT Collections Management Awards for Best Collections Practice and Collections on a Budget will highlight outstanding work in the collections community.
Collection Trust’s online communities are expanding fast. More than 3,500 subscribers have registered for the Collections Link website - up 75% in the past year. Meanwhile, CT’s Collections Management LinkedIn Group now has 3,600 members - a rise of 180% on 2011. Together they make up an increasingly significant and influential group of collections professionals.
Collections Link provides its members with access to high-quality content, an eNewsletter, and 65 special discussion groups. Latest survey results show 95% of respondents rate the site’s information “Useful” or “Very Useful” while 87% rate its content “Good” or “Excellent”. CT LinkedIn members are extremely active with more than 200 discussions started in the past year.
An introduction to the Collections Trust Partner Scheme.
The Collections Trust Partner Scheme promotes the leading suppliers of products, services and expertise in Collections Management and the Cultural Heritage sector to museums, libraries and archives worldwide. Collections Trust Partners connect with our audience of over 20,000 professionals who want to ensure their collections and organisations are the best they can be.
As a Collections Trust Partner you will have exclusive access to a range of benefits that can save you £1,000s annually and bring you new clients, projects and exposure.
More than 6,000 professionals have now joined the Collections Trust’s two specialist networks - Collections Link and CT’s Collections Management Group on LinkedIn. Each Group now has more than 3,000 members, who are engaging actively with colleagues and benefitting from a unique source of quality, high-value information and advice.
Collections Trust CEO Nick Poole was invited to speak to the Fachgruppe Dokumentation - the German Documentation and Collections Management Group as part of their event at the Konrad Zuse Institut in Berlin on the 19th October 2011.
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