Our work with VERNON software
At the establishment of our library we acquired Vernon museum cataloguing software.
A start was
made on using this in 2001, but it largely lapsed until a voluntary worker
devoted a day per week to making entries beginning early 2003.
was overseas in early 2005 and on his return the entries were 18 months behind
the accessions, and the enormous Wills collection was received. The task of entering items
was clearly impossible, and also we were getting little benefit from the stored material.
temporarily abandoned the idea of entering everything on computer. We
sought a simpler program that would be ‘backwards compatible’ with our Vernon software,
but have not yet found anything suitable.
have problems in determining which items have sufficient ‘significance’ to
the type of cataloguing that Vernon and similar systems require. Hence the need for a
professional significance assessment.
following are available to view:
1. A HTML printout of our Vernon entries (a huge file)
2. An Excel copy of the entries, smaller but can be mined for some useful data
3. A .pdf