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Loan-related data entry survey

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Loan-related data entry survey

The CIDOC Documentation Standards Working Group would like to understand how much time museum staff spend copying-and-pasting, or retyping, information into different systems whenever they lend or borrow objects. This is to help make the case for a standard for the interchange of loan-related object data, which, if it is successful, could save thousands of hours a year across the sector in needless copying-and-pasting or retyping. 

They have created a short (8-answer) survey to try to answer this question. You  can access it here. If you don’t work with this data yourself – please pass it on to the teams who do! The plan is to collate a first set of results in the week before the ICOM triennial, so that they can be presented at CIDOC sessions there; please could you or your colleagues submit answers by close of business on Friday 12 August? Results will also be disseminated via the CIDOC DSWG web page

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