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Software musdb


musdb is museum-digital's tool for indexing and inventorization. Originally developed for recording objects to be published only, it has since developed into a full-featured inventorization and museum management solution. It's features include:


Dashboard / default startpage of musdb.
The default start page is a customizable dashboard. Other start pages can be selected by the user.
Batch editing in musdb.
musdb features batch editing functionalities for e.g. batch publishing or tagging.
XML export
Users can export their data in our own md:xml (a simple notation featuring all available fields) and LIDO.
Background research tool.
Using the "backgrounds" section, users can browse the controlled vocabularies directly from musdb.
Find an expert: Connecting users.
Using the "Find an Export" button, users can find other users who have done much work on a given topic. Still, every user can decide if they want to let others find them through this tool or not.
Multilingual usage of musdb.
musdb is multilingual and it can handle multilingual inputs.
Navigation of musdb.
The navigation gives a rough overview over different sections of musdb: museums, collections, objects, object groups, exhibitions, etc.
Object overview page.
An object overview page in image mode. The sidebar on the right offers search and filter-based exporting and batch editing functionalities. A simple list view is also available.
Object page.
The main section of an object page. At the top, most basic information on the object can be entered. At the bottom, the tabbed menu for managing detailed information on the object can be seen.
Record history of an object.
Edits to an object are logged. If the user who previously edited the object set up their user profile, new users who see the logs can get to know others from the museum through the logs.
Provenance research tab.
Using the provenance research tab, detailed reports on a predefined set of critical issues can be recorded.
Restoration tab on a musdb object page.
The restoration tab of an object page offers options for color-coded and easily accessible notes towards the top of the section, detailed ones on the bottom.
User management and user rights section.
Museum directors and regional administrators set detailed permissions for what users can edit or view.

Technical Information

Design Principles

Clarity - Design Principles


Development - What we use


Documentation for musdb Videos and Screencasts on YouTube
News About the musdb in the Blog
Neue Liste zur Wahl der Ereignistypen in musdb LIDO I museum-digital goes QR