This post is to let everyone know that the initial target of 700 collection level descriptions by 30 June 2011 has been met and will actually be exceeded with close to 800 collection descriptions in the system. This is a fantastic result and a big thank you is due to everyone who was involved. I really appreciate that this was additional work to everyone’s normal busy jobs.
The first batch of 701 CLDs have been delivered to ANDS. They will now review the metadata before it is loaded into Research Data Australia. There may be a few more revisions of the output XML from the MME before this step is complete.
One evaluation workshop with academics from the HASS Community has been held in Melbourne. I understand that they were positive about the material presented on the MME Website. I will pass on their feedback once it is available.
Additional development work is in train for the MME. One of the first will be the expansion of the site to allow for the inclusion of collections from Regional Museums. I will blog about this and other developments as they occur.
Image Credits: Collection Powerhouse Museum