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Project Name: 
Ashmolean Museum Collections Management System
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Nick Mayhew
Oxford participants: 
Other Participants: 
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  • Division: Academic Services
  • Unit: Ashmolean Museum
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
Start Date: 
End Date: 
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
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DCMS/Wolfson Foundation Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund, further bids will be prepared as discrete areas of data are identified for improvement
Subject Area: 
Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries
Project Description: 

Following the acquisition in late 2006 of the MuseumPlus collections management system software (a commercial product developed by Zetcom Ltd), The Ashmolean has gradually been tailoring the system to its needs, setting standards for the recording of catalogue and management information about its objects, updating existing data to match the newly-set standards, and creating new data. Although not itself available beyond the Museum, data from the MuseumPlus system will eventually drive the provision of object data on the Museum's website, starting with the Yousef Jameel Online Centre for the Study of Islamic Art. Given the size of the Museum's collections, work on data tidying and data creation is likely to continue for several years.

ICT Methods: 
Data CaptureData ReuseUse of existing digital data
Image capture2d Scanning and photography
Textual InputManual input and transcription
- -Text recognition
Data structuring and enhancementImage ProcessingImage enhancement
- -Image restoration and rectification
Other Data ProcessingCoding and standardisation
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25/06/2015 16:24:50
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