Reply To: Archaeology Collections Cataloging Software

Brandy T.

Have any of you who are making software recommendations done lot cataloging of archy collections with these databases? Or have you only used it for one-object-per record cataloging? Just curious…

I haven’t been able to find a museum software that allows you to easily lot catalog; all seem formated for single-object record entries. We use a custom-made FileMaker Pro system right now, but I wouldn’t recommend it unless you are/have a database expert.

I have only tinkered with PP, so I am far from an expert, but I don’t think it allows you to lot catalog. It has an archy format with acceptable archaeological data fields, but it still assumes that you’re cataloging one object at a time, which sometimes isn’t the case with archy collections. If I am wrong about this, or if anyone has a suggestion for me, please let me know. We’re still looking for a good system at our repository.