ERIC Number: ED158706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Information System for History Museums. Museum Data Bank Research Report No. 11.
Rush, Carole E.
The analyses required for the design of an integrated record-keeping system in a history museum and the steps required to implement such a system are presented. The analyses include an examination of the management philosophy; the activities within the museum which require written records and the various data files desirable to support these activities; the process of identifying, defining, and controlling data categories which must appear in the museum's files; and the design of interrelated files. The implementation steps include the design of forms for recording data; the creation and specification of rules to control the flow of information and the museum-wide management of the record system; selection of a computer system, if one is to be used; and design of a versatile report system to facilitate the actual use of the data records. The analysis is worthwhile even if no contemplated use of computers is foreseen. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: A report of the defunct Museum Data Bank Committee