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The South Carolina State Museum partners with Axiell to manage its rich and diverse collections

Chicago, United States, October 11, 2017 – Axiell, the leading vendor globally of collections management software to archives, libraries and museums, today announces that its solution has been selected by the South Carolina State Museum to manage its extensive state-level collection.

Founded in 1988, the State Museum is the primary storyteller of the history of South Carolina, providing residents and visitors with an in-depth picture of the state’s past, present and future. With over 80,000 items and 200,000 specimens in its Arts, History, Natural History, and Science and Technology collections, the museum is looking to further its mission by making its rich and diverse collections more accessible online.

Axiell’s collections management solution, EMu, was selected for its capacity to manage very detailed data from a range of specialties. EMu will enable the museum to centralize records in a single database and capture more information with each accession than ever before. Once centralized and enriched, the collection can then be made available through the museum’s website as well as aggregators such as iDigBio, allowing the state’s rich history to be accessible worldwide to researchers, academics and the public.

“The two big points for us with a new database were to be able to capture more complete information for all our collections (including Natural History for the first time) and to bring the collections online for the public. Being a multi-disciplinary, general collecting museum gave us a complex set of data to capture, and we liked EMu’s ability to capture in detail all of our collections as well as enable us to publish those collections to a range of online sources, including our own website” – Robyn Adams, Registrar, South Carolina State Museum.

In addition, the museum will use EMu’s Integrated Pest Management module, which allows collections managers and conservators to manage and analyze trap and pest information museum-wide.

By selecting an Axiell solution, the South Carolina State Museum joins the largest CMS customer community in the world: over 3400 cultural institutions sharing best practices and knowledge through global events, online networks, research and reports.

Adam Schatz, Managing Director of Axiell ALM, said, “We’re delighted to welcome The South Carolina State Museum to the Axiell customer community. The museum’s mission to share their valuable collections information with the public will help preserve past knowledge for future generations. We look forward to welcoming them into our customer network and partner with them to help them realize their vision.”

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