I Remember When – Part 8
Outwitting a Computer It’s important to remember that a computer, despite all its power, speed and capability, is really a dumb plastic and/or
Preparing for Nomenclature 4.0 in PastPerfect
With the upcoming release of Nomenclature 4.0 for Museum Cataloging, there is no better time to finish any old lexicon clean-up projects in your
I Remember When – Part 7
Production Line Cataloging I recall the experience of working with the volunteer staff of a shire (county) museum in Western Australia back around
When is a Coin, Not Really a Coin?
When is a coin not really a coin? That’s not a trick question by any means. For a military college, there is a very distinct difference. In our
The Problem with Cans and Tins
Cans and tins can be challenging to classify. At times the terms are used interchangeably depending upon the context, the contents of the container,
Is it a Drum? Or a Drum? Homonyms in Nomenclature 3.0
Homonyms are words that share the same spelling but have different meanings. For example, a “drum” can be a percussive musical
For the Record: Nomenclature…Moving 4-ward
The new year provides those of us on the Nomenclature Task Force the perfect opportunity to report on the past and give everyone a glimpse
I Remember When – Part 6
My First Computers I encountered (actually created) my first functional computer as a graduate student (in mining geology) back in the early 1960s.