Re: Past Perfect – objects vs. archive

Mary Ames Booker

I’ve used Past Perfect for many years and find the different catalogs useful. After all, the database will search them all once you learn how to use the program. I used Objects for 3-D items/artifacts, Archives for mainly unpublished works (letters, diaries, newsletters, personal papers, maps etc.) and put published books and magazines in Library. We have a small library. All photographs and photo albums go in Photos as well media (tapes, DVD, CD-Rom, etc.). Everything begins at the Accession level though. Well, except for the digitized oral histories.