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October 7, 2014 2:55 PM

Functional Requirements for Collections Management Systems

By David Bearman

Bearman, David. Functional Requirements for Collections Management Systems, Pittsburgh: Archives & Museum Informatics, 1987.

Table of Contents

Introduction
(PDF)
Chapter I. Cultural Repositories (PDF)
A. Commonalities - The Life-Cycle of Cultural Objects
1. Considered
2. Acquired
3. Accessioned
4. Managed
5. Conserved
6. Documented
7. Studied
8. Interpreted (Exhibited and Published)
9. Deaccessioned/Destroyed
B. Differences - Holdings & Constituencies
1. Holdings
2. Constituencies
Chapter II. Information in Cultural Repositories (PDF)
A. The Data
Exhibits 1
1. Objects
2. Events
3. Agents
4. Authorities
5. Resources
6. Actions
Exhibits 2 (PDF)
Actions - A Dictionary
Chapter III. Information Systems in Cultural Repositories (PDF)
A. The Applications
1. Personnel Management
2. Financial Management
3. Space Management
4. Contracts Management
5. Publication Management
6. Exhibits Management
7. Collections Management
B. Collections Management Modules
1. Time-based system facilities
2. Space-based system facilities
3. Personnel-based system facilities
4. Fund-based system facilities
5. Object-based system facilitie
Chapter IV. Management and its Requirements (PDF)
A. Management Data
B. Automated Resources Management Capabilities
1. Time-based system facilities
2. Space-based system facilities
3. Personnel-based system facilities
4. Fund-based system facilities
5. Object-based system facilities
C. Other Application Views of Resource Based Capabilities
1. Event-based system facilities
2. Action-based system facilities
3. Authority-based system facilities
Chapter V. Requirements Analysis as an Investment (PDF)
Exhibit 3
Appendix A: The Data of Collections Management (PDF)
Appendix B: Functional Requirements - Examples
Exhibit 4
Appendix C: Selective Bibliography for Collections Management Systems

 

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