Reply To: Archaeology Collections Cataloging Software

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Brandy T.
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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.