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musdb

musdb is the input interface and inventorization tool of museum-digital.

Improved Workflow for Working with Loan Objects using EODEM

For some months, musdb has supported the upcoming EODEM standard for exchanging object information in the context of loans. The developments were covered extensively in a previous blog post. To summarize, the EODEM standard holds significant potential for saving registrars or colleagues taking over similar tasks in a museum a lot of time by providing

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Categorizing an object’s tags

… or “musdb finally supports materials, techniques, etc. from controlled vocabularies”. At museum-digital, there are four main centrally controlled vocabularies – actors, places, times, and tags. In more traditional collection management software however, the main field to control is usually the object type (is the object a helmet or a painting?). Simple tagging of the

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Summary of the monthly user meetup (April 2023) / New features and improvements

We continued the series of monthly user meetups and again discussed the new features and improvements. A summary can be found below. New Developments The last month has been an exceptionally slow month in terms of technical development around museum-digital. There are however some newsworthy tidbits. musdb Recording external IDs for museums Museums, like all

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Summary of the monthly user meetup (March 2023)

Yesterday, we held our regular user meetup as scheduled. As promised, below you can find an overview of the new features and updates below some more general points. General YouTube channel There now is a museum-digital YouTube channel. For now, one can find some German-language screencasts on different features in musdb and nodac there. New

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A Timeline for an Object’s History Within the Museum

In musdb, there’s PuQi, indicating aspects of an object that may be better or more extensively recorded for publication. There’s “Plausi“, indicating implausibilities in an object’s recorded events (e.g. if the object was supposedly created by somebody who was clearly not alive anymore at the time of creation entered in the object record). There are

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Upcoming Major Update to musdb

Usually the development of musdb (and the other parts of museum-digital software) follows a rolling release paradigm. A new feature is developed, tested, and then distributed. Updates are – usually – not held back. Over the last month, we made an exception, as there will be a lot of new features and a slight redesign

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New Features at museum-digital (November 2022)

After trying a monthly change log once some month ago, we have unfortunately been rather lenient with notifying everyone of new features and updates in the last months. To approach betterment, here there is a list of the updates of November 2022 the form of screenshots. As a very large update is upcoming in the

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Monthly museum-digital user meetup (September 2022) / New Features

On September 6th 2022, we continued our monthly user meetups. As should best become the norm, we discussed recent new features of the preceeding month and plan a next meetup on the first Tuesday of October (October 4th, 2022, 5 p.m. at https://meet.jit.si/museum-digital-meetup-202210). A summary of the new features and updates can be found in

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Monthly museum-digital user meetup (August 2022) / New features

On Tuesday last week we had our first international user meetup. As proposed, we mainly discussed recent updates and new features before opening up the general discussion. In the process, we also wrote a list of the new features introduced with short notes on each. You can find it below. The next monthly meetup is

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Managing object information using the musdb API

The public API of the frontend of museum-digital has long been in use – for example for embedding objects directly from museum-digital in a given museum’s website. The API is stable and well-established. In musdb, our inventorization and museum management tool, however, the situation is more complicated. On the one hand, musdb is simply much

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“Smarter” Entry of Links to Vocabularies in musdb

Many imports of data confront us with Places like “Berlin ?” and times like “ca. 1328” konfrontiert. The import tool of museum-digital has been able to handle such entries for quite a time: “Berlin ?” is recognized to mean that the place is actually “Berlin”, but that the entry is not made with complete certainty.

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OpenSearch: Search museum-digital directly from the browser’s search bar

OpenSearch is an open web standard for describing search functions of web services. If a website supports it, the browser will take note and offer the user to install the website as a search machine. One especially nice aspect of it is, that OpenSearch can be implemented in just a few lines of code. It

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