Standards are an essential basis for managing and sharing information, especially in the field of museums and cultural heritage institutions. It is very important to work according to agreed principles to ensure consistent results and the highest quality of data and information. Standards are the key to successful data retrieval and research.
zetcom is involved with a number of national and international committees and associations and follows their guidelines and standards in the design of our MuseumPlus and eMuseumPlus products. zetcom regularly attends conferences and meetings of relevant professional associations. We are a member of numerous organizations, including:
ICOM - International Council of Museums
CIDOC - International Committee for Documentation
MCN - Museum Computer Network (USA)
Collections Trust (UK)
DMB - Deutscher Museumsbund (DE)
CHIN - Canadian Heritage Information Network (accreditation)
CCPA - The Europeana Council of Content Providers and Aggregators
Well-developed data integration and exchange is based on uniform documentation standards. That is why our products are compliant to the following standards and guidelines:
ICCD - National documentation standard of the Italian Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione
CDWA Lite - Categories for the Description of Works of Art, Getty Research Institut
LIDO - Lightweight Information Describing Objects
Joconde - collections standard of French museums
Mapping and the configuration of the LIDO-Exporter are created individually for each customer (fee-based). The software license is free for all MuseumPlus customers.