Museum Victoria has launched its collections online system after an eighteen month project. It is the best example of the new level of internal cooperation engendered by MV's approach to "online" development as a shared and core activity.
I know that all of you from collecting institutions with large legacy collections are familiar with the many complex issues encountered in developing these systems - the Online Team at MV has developed this entirely in-house and I think its great! We would like to start a discussion around how everyone is going with their approaches to encougaging access to collections online. It is a rapidly evolving field of action for all of us - hope you find what we have developed of interest.
Tim Hart / Museum Victoria / Melbourne