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Museum Computer Network

From: Walter Henry <whenry<-a>
Date: Friday, December 2, 1988
    -- Forwarded from Finearts Forum (a Bitnet Mailing List) --

    Date: 2 Dec 88
    From: "Dr. Deirdre Stam" <DCSTAM<-a t->SUVM< . >BITNET>
    Subject: Museum Computer Network

    Museum Computer Network
        The Museum Computer Network exists to foster the application of
    computer technology in achieving the cultural aims of museums. It
    serves museum professionals and institutions wishing to improve
    means of developing, managing, and conveying museum information
    through the use of automation.  The Museum Computer Network supports
    coorperative efforts that will enable museums to play a more
    effective role in the creation and dissemination of cultural and
    scientific knowledge as represented by their collections and related

       To support the development and implementation of standards for
    automated recording and retrieval of information about museum
    collections.  To create mechanisms for interchange of information
    about museum holdings.  To encourage the building of data and image
    bases relating to museum collections.  To promote the development,
    and application of software to meet the full-range of automation
    requirements of museums.  To publish and report on automation
    standards, techniques, and applications of relevance to museums.  To
    foster interchange of technical information among current and
    prospective users of computers in museums.

         The Museum Computer Network is a nont-for-profit organization
    that has served museums and museum professionals since 1972.  The
    organization is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the

    Programs & Services:
        The Museum Computer Network publishes "Spectra" (a quarterly
    devoted to museum automation) and other materials of interest to its
    members, holds an annual conference, and offers workshops, seminars
    and other educational programs.

    For more information on the Museum Computer Network ...
        Bitnet: <DCSTAM@SUVM>
        U.S. Mail:  Museum Computer Network
                    School of Information Studies
                    Syracuse University
                    Syracuse, NY  13244  (USA)
        Telephone: (315)-443-5612

                   Conservation DistList Instance 2:8
                 Distributed: Sunday, December 11, 1988
                        Message Id: cdl-2-8-002
Received on Friday, 2 December, 1988

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