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Lucidea Press Announces New Book: How to Select, Buy and Use a Museum CMS

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Lucidea announces that museum expert Rachael Cristine Woody’s latest book, How to Select, Buy, and Use a Museum CMS, is now available. The latest publication from Lucidea Press offers pragmatic advice from Ms. Woody, a seasoned museum expert and consultant with significant experience as both a practitioner and advisor.

This book explains how to search for, select, buy, implement, and maximize the value of the museum collections management system. In order to deliver the best return on investment in their CMS, staff need to know: how to begin the search for the right CMS, how to navigate the procurement process, how to prepare for what migration will entail, what workflows, standards, and tools they should be aware of, and how to use the CMS to its maximum potential.

Ms. Woody is the Owner of Rachael Cristine Consulting, and provides services to museums, libraries, and archives. She specializes in museum collections management systems, digitization technology, digital project management, and digital usership. having successfully launched multiple digital projects that included advanced digitization technology, collaborative portals, and the migration of collection information into collections management systems. She is also a popular guest author for Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog, and her first book for Lucidea Press, Survivor’s Guide to Museum Grant Writing, was extremely well received.

Says Ron Aspe, Lucidea’s CEO, “We’re excited to bring you Ms. Woody’s second book under our Lucidea Press imprint; we believe it’s an essential resource for museum professionals charged with finding and implementing the best collections management system for their institutions. Both those new to the CMS procurement process and those who want an update on the latest approaches will benefit from practical guidance drawn from Rachael’s career in museums and as a consultant, innovator, and advocate.”

Special Offer:

Both Kindle and print versions are available for purchase at, but for the moment you can get a free PDF copy in advance, courtesy of Lucidea here.

About Lucidea:

Lucidea offers a full portfolio of market-leading Collections Management, KM and ILS applications, including Argus, and ArchivEra, delivering applications that deliver improved access to organizational knowledge, with solutions for museums, archives, nonprofits, corporations, law firms and government agencies—of all sizes and budgets, worldwide.