We had the same issue earlier this year when we decided to convert our Excel inventory to DB software. We concluded it would be a huge amount of work to properly renumber a sequential system to AccessionYear.Accession#.Object#. Also, we didn’t any accession paperwork for many objects. Instead we used for everything the new format with 1983 as the…[Read more]
You can erase the sample data by going to the Data Operations menu on the left of the screen and clicking Erase Sample Data. That should clear the object data but you may need to manually clear some of the sample data in files for location, sources, etc. and add your own information.
My local history society has used this application for about…[Read more]
You might take a look at the Museum Archive software project: http://www.musarch.com/
My local history society is looking at converting our Excel inventory listing to it. I don’t know that it is a true open-source system where you can modify the code but it seems pretty flexible so you may not need that anyway. The basic edition is free and the…[Read more]
Does anyone have experience using the free Museum Archive software? Would you recommend it for a small museum? Our historical society & museum has accumulated about 4,000 objects and batches of documents over 30 years and currently maintains an inventory list on Excel. The software seems very basic and might be a good fit for a small museum…[Read more]