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  • 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.

  • Regional Terminology

    Soda, pop, or coke? Shopping cart or buggy? At one point or another, we have all come across regional language differences. I grew up in an

  • Add a Term to PastPerfect 5

    If you have experience cataloging museum collections in PastPerfect 5, then it is likely that at some point you’ve needed to use an object name

  • Identifying Firearms for Nomenclature

    One of the most challenging aspects I had in collections care when I first started was dealing with a firearms collection. I grew up around them, but

  • How Can I Use Other Standards to Supplement My Use of Nomenclature?

    In general, museums should choose a single classification system, such as Nomenclature, as the authoritative classification structure that they will

  • Helpful Tips for Finding and Choosing Lexicon Terms in Past Perfect 5.0

    Picking the right Nomenclature term from Past Perfect can be a challenge if you’re unsure of where to look, especially when you aren’t quite sure

  • Meal Toys, Merchandising and Beyond!

    A couple of times of year, I help my children sift through toys. Generally, we separate these objects into three piles: keep, donate and trash. Every

  • Time is Running Out

    Sandglass 18th Century The glass measures 1/4 minute, for each turn of the glass. Morristown National Historic Park, MORR 5546 Last call to submit

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