Managing previously unmanaged collections can be challenging. The process of securing the collection and making it accessible needs the mindset of a collections manager as well as the one of a project manager. The book is a step-by-step guide how to approach this situation, assuming that there's nothing to start with but a collection that has to be accessioned and the person who is assigned to do it. It is about how to bring order into the chaos, to define what is needed in terms of time, money, staff and material, to spot facility issues and potential dangers and to use the power of networking to solve an otherwise unsolvable task.
Managing previously unmanaged collections can be challenging. The process of securing the collection and making it accessible needs the mindset of a collections manager as well as the one of a project manager. The target audience are museum professionals with a basic training in collections care that are confronted with collections that are either large in numbers (1000+ artifacts) or stored confusingly, or both. The book is a step-by-step guide how to approach this situation, assuming that there's nothing to start with but a collection that has to be accessioned and the person who is assigned to do it. It is about how to bring order into the chaos, to define what is needed in terms of time, money, staff and material, to spot facility issues and potential dangers, and to use the power of networking to solve an otherwise unsolvable task. Many chapters conclude with “logical exits,” the points at which the collection in a condition that allows you to leave it for the next curator to take over. A common issue is that time frames are often so tight that the target of having the collection in good shape at the end of a contract or at a fixed date can’t be met. Another common scenario may be that other projects become more important and you have to stop working on the collection, which might sound familiar to many directors of small museums. “Logical exits” are the points you can do this without risking that everything you’ve done so far or since the last “logical exit” was a waste of time. For contractors those “logical exits” might serve as orientation points when negotiating the work that has to be done on the collection.
This fourth edition of Museum Basics has been produced for use in the many museums worldwide that operate with few professional staff and limited resources. The fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the many changes that have taken place in museums around the world over the last six years. Drawing from a wide range of practical experience, the authors provide a basic guide to all aspects of museum work, from audience development and learning, through collections management and conservation, to museum management and forward planning. Museum Basics is organised on a modular basis, with over 100 units in eight sections. It can be used both as a reference work to assist day-to-day museum management, and as the key textbook for pre-service and in-service museum training programmes, where it can be supplemented by case studies, project work and group discussion. This edition includes over 100 diagrams to support the text, as well as a glossary, sources of information and support and a select bibliography. Museum Basics is also supported by its own companion website, which provides a wide range of additional resources for readers. Museum Basics aims to help the museum practitioner keep up to date with new thinking about the function of museums and their relationships with the communities they serve. The training materials provided within the book are also suitable for pre-service and in-service students who wish to gain a full understanding of work in a museum.
Here is a complete introduction to the history of museums, types of museums, and the key roles that museums play in the twenty-first century. Following an introductory chapter looking at what a museum is today, Part I looks at the history and types of museums: art and design museums natural history and anthropology museums science museums history museums, historic houses, interpretation centers, and heritage sites botanical gardens and zoos children’s museums The second part of the book explores the primary functions of museums and museum professionals: to collect to conserve to exhibit to interpret and to engage to serve and to act The final chapter looks at the museum profession and professional practices. Throughout, emphasis is on museums in the United States, although attention is paid to the historical framing of museums within the European context. The new edition includes discussions of technology, access, and inclusivity woven into each chapter, a list of challenges and opportunities in each chapter, and “Museums in Motion Today,” vignettes spread throughout the volume in which museum professionals provide their perspectives on where museums are now and where they are going. More than 140 images illustrate the volume.
Beyond their often beautiful exhibition halls, many museums contain vast, hidden spaces in which objects may be stored, conserved, or processed. Museums can also include unseen archives, study rooms, and libraries which are inaccessible to the public. This collection of essays focuses on this domain, an area that has hitherto received little attention. Divided into four sections, the book critically examines the physical space of museum storage areas, the fluctuating historical fortunes of exhibits, the growing phenomenon of publicly visible storage, and the politics of objects deemed worthy of collection but unsuitable for display. In doing so, it explores issues including the relationship between storage and canonization, the politics of collecting, the use of museum storage as a form of censorship, the architectural character of storage space, and the economic and epistemic value of museum objects. Essay contributions come from a broad combination of museum directors, curators, archaeologists, historians, and other academics.
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Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The proceedings from the June 1996 conference explore issues and problems facing those involved in producing, maintaining, and using journal literature. The collection includes presentations from the conference's plenary sessions, discussions from concurrent sessions, and summary reports of each of the preconferences and workshops. Topics include specialized knowledge of standards for Electronic Data Exchange, electronic serials, copyright issues and electronic product licensing, the selection and cataloging of Internet resources, technical and customer service concerns, and how to educate and retrain serialists. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management Case Study Collection is a rich and varied compilation of relevant case studies from across logistics, supply chain management and operations. It contains real life scenarios from leading companies including Volvo, Vortex, Honda of America, Green Cargo and Swedish Transport Administration. It includes a foreword by Martin Christopher. Comprehensive in scope and scrupulous in detail, Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management Case Study Collection includes actual events experienced by businesses of every size, from SMB's to some of the most successful corporations in manufacturing, transportation, hospitality and other industries. In these pages readers will discover proven tactics and innovative solutions for handling uncertainties, solving problems and circumventing risk, plus a wealth of information to guide strategy and decision making. Readers who are involved in logistics and supply chain management will find the collection extremely helpful. Directors and managers will find immediate application of strategies and tactics to their own situations and challenges and learn to identify potential pitfalls before they become chronic issues. Training professionals will have a valuable tool for testing management proficiency in crisis mitigation and resolution, and particularly useful in academic curriculum, independent learning modules and professional training programs. Academics and professional trainers will benefit from expanded question and answer sections designed to measure knowledge transfer and lessons learned. Students will learn from engaging, topical situations that are highly relevant to the fields of logistics, supply chain management and operations, and both students and prospective managers will learn crucial skills to meet current challenges, qualify for professional advancement and achieve success.
The Harvard Business Review Project Management Collection is for anyone serious about project management. Project Management for Profit shows every company owner and project manager—at businesses large and small—how to run projects differently. Reinventing Project Management, based on an unprecedented study of more than 600 projects in a variety of businesses and organizations around the globe, provides a new and highly adaptive model for planning and managing projects to achieve superior business results. Also included in this collection are Managing Projects Large and Small, which will walk you through every step of project oversight from start to finish, and the HBR Guide to Project Management, which will help you: build a strong, focused team, break major objectives into manageable tasks, create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control, monitor progress toward your goals, manage stakeholders' expectations, and wrap up your project and gauge its success.
University collections have unquestionably played a central role in the production of knowledge. They are valuable resources for studying the construction of traditions and identities, proving particularly interesting for understanding how universities have shaped societies. Furthermore, they have also been mobilised as cultural mediators to legitimise academic institutions and bring the results of their activities into the public sphere. As such, academic collections undoubtedly enable reflection on the complex relationships between heritage, knowledge, scholars, and the public. Given their importance, the development of successful strategies in terms of public engagement has recently become a major concern for those working with these academic collections. However, the complexity of university heritage encompasses a diversity of issues that are connected with more than just the public sphere. This volume discusses some of the problems, challenges, and opportunities of academic heritage, beyond the mere concern for engaging with the public.
Acquire necessary skills in preparing for Microsoft certification and enhance your software development career by learning the concepts of C# programming Key FeaturesPrepare for the certification using step-by-step examples, and mock tests with standard solutionsUnderstand the concepts of data security for secure programming with C#Learn to scale and optimize your application codebase using best practices and patternsBook Description Programming in C# is a certification from Microsoft that measures the ability of developers to use the power of C# in decision making and creating business logic. This book is a certification guide that equips you with the skills that you need to crack this exam and promote your problem-solving acumen with C#. The book has been designed as preparation material for the Microsoft specialization exam in C#. It contains examples spanning the main focus areas of the certification exam, such as debugging and securing applications, and managing an application's code base, among others. This book will be full of scenarios that demand decision-making skills and require a thorough knowledge of C# concepts. You will learn how to develop business logic for your application types in C#. This book is exam-oriented, considering all the patterns for Microsoft certifications and practical solutions to challenges from Microsoft-certified authors. By the time you've finished this book, you will have had sufficient practice solving real-world application development problems with C# and will be able to carry your newly-learned skills to crack the Microsoft certification exam to level up your career. What you will learnExplore multi-threading and asynchronous programming in C#Create event handlers for effective exception handlingUse LINQ queries for data serialization and deserializationManage filesystems and understand I/O operationsTest, troubleshoot, and debug your C# programsUnderstand the objectives of Exam 70-483 and apply common solutionsWho this book is for The book is intended to the aspirants of Microsoft certifications and C# developers wanting to become a Microsoft specialist. The book does not require the knowledge of C#, basic knowledge of software development concepts will be beneficial
Across the world each year events of every shape and size are held: from community events, school fairs and local business functions through to the world’s largest festivals, music events, conferences and sporting events. As well as causing celebration and giving voice to issues, these public parties use up resources, send out emissions and generate mountains of waste. Events also have the power to show sustainability in action and every sustainably produced event can inspire and motivate others to action. Written by a leader in event sustainability management, this book is a practical, step-by-step guide taking readers through the key aspects of how to identify, evaluate and manage event sustainability issues and impacts and to use the event for good – it's for events of any style and scale, anywhere in the world. Now in its third edition, this is the indispensable one-stop guide for event professionals and event management students who want to adjust their thinking and planning decisions towards sustainability, and who need a powerful, easy-to-use collection of tools to deliver events sustainably.
The deployment of communications networks and distributed computing systems requires the use of open, standards-based, integrated management systems. During the last five years, the overall industry effort to develop, enhance, and integrate man agement systems has crystallized in the concept of management platforms. Manage ment platforms are software systems which provide open, multi vendor, multiprotocol distributed management services. They allow multiple management applications to run over core platform services which constitute the essential part of the management platform framework. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the features and technical character istics of distributed management platforms by examining both qualitative and quanti tative management capabilities required by each management platform service. The analysis covers the management platform run-time environment, the operational aspects of using management platforms, the development environment, which con sists of software toolkits that are used to build management applications, the imple mentation environment, which deals with testing interoperability aspects of using management platforms, and of course the distributed applications services which plat forms make available to management applications. Finally, the analysis covers the capabilities of several management applications, either generic or specific to devices or resources which run on top of management platforms.