Facing to the social requirements and defining clearly
the great role of the cultural heritage values that are being preserved and
promoted in the museums, Dak Lak Provincial Museum, in recent years, has step
by step innovated and applied the information
technology to the inventory and preservation of objects in order to promote as
much as possible the heritage values of in each object.
The management and preservation of objects is regarded
as one of the key tasks of the museum. In the past, the management and
monitoring of objects were carried out by using handwriting on the posters,
cards, curriculum vitae, which took much time and effort but not much
information recorded and have
difficulties in exploiting the
information and finding the object records. The museum objects are original;
therefore, when these objects are digitalized, the copies of simulation
information stored in the software system will be created, which brings advantages
in exploiting information.
With the development of the information technology and
the renovation requirements of museums to catch up with the other museums in
the country, and to carry out the effective inventory and preservation of
objects, Dak Lak Provincial Museum has
applied the information technology to making scientific inventory note,
completing legal documents, building typical object collections, and inputting information into the management software. This
work initially has brought good results, the management, storage, exploitation
and research of information are easily and scientifically. More importantly,
the staff in charge of inventory do less manual works thanks to using modern
computer technology and its utilities.
The application of information technology in the object
management will help the object management in the museum more scientific, faster
and more accurate. The inventory staff could look for the full information of
an object through one of the object criteria such as name of objects, inventory
numbers, material, date or source, etc. From the object note, the picture of
object can be printed out for observing
and selecting and then searching information of that object, which helps to
list the objects quickly and serve timely the mobile and temporary exhibitions.
With the object management program in the computer, the conservation and inventory
cadres will quickly and accurately create original collections of objects.
Compared with the methods of looking for
objects and object information as in the past that before an exhibition, the
conservation and inventory staff based on the requirements of the exhibition layout,
then directly selected objects in the store, and found the object information
in the object register. This took much time and
effort and it made the objects worn out and the register notebooks easily
torn and spoiled.
In order to promote the plan of the information
technology application, Dak Lak Provincial Museum has invested in using Esoft
software (Object Management) in the inventory
and preservation of objects. In particular, this Museum's director board always
cares and supports the implementation of the object management program, and step
by step builds up the staff who are not only competent in their professional
skills but also capable of applying and using masterly the information
technology in working.