Musdb is museum-digital's tool for indexing and creating inventories. Originally developed for recording objects to be published only, it has since developed into a full-featured inventory and museum management solution.
Central to the development of musdb are:
musdb is developed based on requests by and communication with the museums using it
musdb is made with collaboration in mind: New features and fixes are available to all museums
using musdb means working collaboratively: the controlled vocabularies, that are used for linking people, times, places, and tags, are used together by all museums of a given language
working with musdb should be as easy and intuitive as possible
Tips and warnings are given to not just enter data, but to create high quality data
Musdb should be easy and intuitive to use. It should be fun to use. On the one hand, this means that the design should give a clear focus to the main subject of a given page. To reach this aim, options exist to toggle many features on or off. Optional features (like generating QR codes for object pages or a table of contents to directly jump to the wanted section of a page) are available in a toolbox on the left border of the window.
But easy and intuitive also means that power users can work efficiently in whatever way suits them best. Musdb offers a variety of aids for this. A selection of these are:
Clicking into a field, users can see how many characters have been entered, how many are required, and how many are allowed at max.
PuQi: the "Publication Quality Index" shows, how object information can be enhanced
Plausi: using the controlled vocabularies, musdb can warn about implausible entries (e.g. a painter cannot have painted a painting before she was born)
Text blocks provide for a quick entry of similar contents