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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 7, 2013
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Collections Management Team Publishes Article in Museum Magazine on Selecting CMS Software

History Associates, the leading U.S. historical services firm, has published an article that MuseumMagCover-Jan-Feb-2013answers common questions posed by museum professionals when selecting collections management system (CMS) software.   The article appears in the January-February issue of Museum magazine, the flagship publication of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

“Many museums and cultural institutions are facing the challenge of upgrading their CMS technologies,” noted Dr. Zenobia Kozak, lead author on the article and senior collections manager at History Associates.   “When the AAM indicated this was a huge topic of interest to their members, we were happy to share our expertise on how to manage the process.”  The article, entitled “How Do We Select a Collections Management System?”, covers recommended steps to take before contacting a vendor, advice on determining criteria for software selection, and suggestions on how to manage the data migration process.   The full magazine is available by subscription through the AAM, and the article can be downloaded from the History Associates website.

The article was prepared by the collections management team at History Associates.  The team advises clients on developing and implementing effective collections management programs and providing guidance and hands-on support for the standardization and development of collections management software.  Their work involves collections inventories, assessments of museum procedures, and developing collections management systems.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.

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