Scientific collections

Collection Management

Collection Management at the Senckenberg Research Institute means first of all indexing and capturing the scientific collections while getting a profound quality of date. Standardisation of collection management methods is one of the main targets.  

The object-oriented collection management system SeSam is an important, very useful and powerful tool for making the valuable collections of the Senckenberg Research Institute visible and accessible. Planning of the architecture and the further development of the database is the mean field of activity of the collection manager.

Since a long time the Senckenberg Research Institute is acquiring collection devices centrally. The collection manager is responsible for buying the material in a rationally amount so it gets reasonably priced. Standardisation of all kind of material beginning with labels up to cupboards is the result of central acquisitions.