Factors Influencing Error Recovery in Collections Databases: A Museum Case Study

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105253
Title:
Factors Influencing Error Recovery in Collections Databases: A Museum Case Study
Author:
Marty, Paul F.
Citation:
Factors Influencing Error Recovery in Collections Databases: A Museum Case Study 2005,
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105253
Submitted date:
2007-03-06
Abstract:
This article offers an analysis of the process of error recovery as observed in the development and use of collections databases in a university museum. It presents results from a longitudinal case study of the development of collaborative systems and practices designed to reduce the number of errors found in the museumâ s databases as museum employees packed and moved their collections over a period of five years. Drawing upon a specific set of eighteen months worth of records documenting error rates and error management techniques, this article identifies three factors that influenced the ability of museum staff members to recover from errors found in their collections databases. The article concludes by examining the potential impact of these factors on the design of future collections databases in order to shed light on the wider issue of error recovery procedures in all information organizations.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Museums; Databases; Information Systems
Local subject classification:
Museum informatics; Error recovery; Collaborative information systems

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dc.contributor.authorMarty, Paul F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-06T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:22:15Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-03-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationFactors Influencing Error Recovery in Collections Databases: A Museum Case Study 2005,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105253-
dc.description.abstractThis article offers an analysis of the process of error recovery as observed in the development and use of collections databases in a university museum. It presents results from a longitudinal case study of the development of collaborative systems and practices designed to reduce the number of errors found in the museumâ s databases as museum employees packed and moved their collections over a period of five years. Drawing upon a specific set of eighteen months worth of records documenting error rates and error management techniques, this article identifies three factors that influenced the ability of museum staff members to recover from errors found in their collections databases. The article concludes by examining the potential impact of these factors on the design of future collections databases in order to shed light on the wider issue of error recovery procedures in all information organizations.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMuseumsen_US
dc.subjectDatabasesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen_US
dc.subject.otherMuseum informaticsen_US
dc.subject.otherError recoveryen_US
dc.subject.otherCollaborative information systemsen_US
dc.titleFactors Influencing Error Recovery in Collections Databases: A Museum Case Studyen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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