The Joys of Documentation

I’m catching up with some documentation. For those of you who aren’t so familiar with museums, this means transferring information from objects to our computer database.

The invertebrate Palaeontoogy store

The invertebrate Palaeontoogy store

As you might imagine, with a collection of over 70,000 fossils this is quite a big job, but very rewarding. Myself and Rebecca Machin (Assistant Curator of Natural Sciences) have been working hard over the last few years to collect basic information on the entire collection which is now done. We are now filling in the details.

Having the information about the collection on computer makes a massive difference to how we can provide access to the collection. We can answer enquiries more quickly and find things to use in learning, exhibitions and handling at the touch of a button.

See the A-level workshops that use the catalogue or take a look at our Type and Figured catalogue available on-line.

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  1. […] Day to Polar day. Rebecca (the Assistant Curator of Natural Sciences) has been doing stirling work documenting the collection which is fundamental in making the collections available for researchers, exhibitions, learning and […]

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