Collection management at Senckenberg primarily means the EDP (electronic data processing)-supported indexing of the scientific collections, with particular attention to the depth of collection of the objects in the collection, and also ensures the standardization of collection techniques.
With the object-oriented collection database SeSam, the sections and collections of the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum have a powerful tool at their disposal to optimally describe and make the valuable series accessible. The content planning and further development of this database is an essential task of the heads of the section in close collaboration with the collection manager.
At Senckenberg, we have materials for the collection equipment centralized and in necessary quantities. This policy helps Senckenberg on the one hand to minimize expenses for collection work and on the other hand to standardize collection techniques, starting from labels via shelves to cabinets.