Thursday, March 11, 2010

What is Collection Management?

Whether you have a small mineral collection that has outgrown its single bookshelf, or a few more gemstones than fit into one box, or a large personal collection, or even a museum-grade collection of 1000 pieces or more, you probably need collection management. Let's explore what's involved in this service (which I can provide, of course).

Collection management occurs on several levels. Its main goal is to keep each specimen associated with the information that gives it value or importance. Thus, it creates and maintains linkages between the specimen and its history.

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