The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) has been developing resources to assist museums in choosing a collections management system (CMS). All resources resulting from this project are now available online.
The first, Request for proposals for a collections management system, was developed with the assistance of the Canadian museum community and provides guidelines on how to develop a request for proposals for a CMS. Vendor profiles for a number of CMS systems used in museums have also recently been published. Each profile contains an evaluation of a limited set of functions that is based on feedback received from museum professionals.
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