Working with Daphne

Timesaving: Cataloguing objects

  • Single form to catalogue objects
  • Data fields grouped into subject areas corresponding to the cataloguing sequence
  • Rapid data acquisition and copy function for efficient cataloguing
  • Editable help texts

Automatic: Mediagrabber

  • Easy uploading of large quantities of digital assets such as photos, videos or documents into robotron*Daphne
  • Managing and merging of any number of digitized media (documents, photos, or audio and video files) into one object
  • Separate cataloguing of objects and photos or documents
  • Presentation of flip-through manuscripts and 3D animations

Efficient: Mass changes

  • A useful complement to the data editing tools which allows the user to efficiently edit any number of records in a single step
  • May be used in all fields of the basic data record as well as in fields of special data records with various options (add, replace, etc.)

Interactive: Internet presentation

  • Individual sharing of objects and photos for publication online
  • Professional presentation of thematically arranged objects with robotron*Daphne@WEB
  • Advanced search for various core characteristics
  • Quick and easy searches in a single search field
  • Optimal presentation on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones
  • Comment function allows visitors to share interesting facts about the object directly with the museum
  • Management of digital reproductions and image rights

Clear: Exhibitions

  • Assistance in all steps before, during, and after an exhibition
  • Clear presentation and review of all relevant objects (including loans) in a table, which is adjustable and can be filtered according to your needs
  • Management of all object data required for exhibition, loan, transport, and publication
  • Central storage of photos and documents
  • Generation of all necessary printouts and hand lists as detailed reports, along with a CSV export option

Comfortable: Loan transactions

  • Any selection of objects can be compiled for loan transactions
  • All necessary information regarding lenders, borrowers, costs, restorations/state of preservation, transport, conditions, etc. is assigned
  • Comprehensive checklist with all the data required for processing the loan of each object
  • Loan agreements including lists of objects can be generated upon confirmation that the object(s) is/are available to lend
  • The exhibition module serves as an interface between the curator and the registrar

Convenient: Restoration

  • All restoration measures and condition assessments are stored centrally within the object record
  • Detailed view documents all the work carried out for any number of restoration treatments per object, including information on means, methods, and damage
  • Readable documents are fully searchable
  • Integrated documentation of literature and sources
  • Documents can be filed in the archive module

Interconnected: Data fields for provenance research

  • Automatic cross-linking of decentralized information with input added later in order to better support provenance research
  • Generation of internal and external dossiers
  • Developed in close cooperation with the professional research team of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Comprehensive: Inquiries

  • Inquiries covering all collected data are possible using standardized research fields and accompanying, freely definable “quotation fields”
  • Replaces inflexible thesauri in favor of logical content
  • Custom terms can be directly assigned to pre-existing terms
  • Search within families of words using synonyms
  • Search results can be saved and logically combined with other searches
  • Search results can be shared with other users

Natural: Reporting and interfaces

  • Predefined standard reports (e.g. for Microsoft Excel, Word, OpenOffice, or PDF and XML documents)
  • Creation and integration of individual reports with the help of a report generator
  • Transfer of existing data with the integrated CSV import interface
  • Communication with other databases and portals via the standardized LIDO interface
  • Use of barcodes and QR codes
  • Linked open data interface to the integrated authority file (GND) of the German National Library (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)

Comprehensible: Literature module

  • Transfer of literature from existing literature management systems
  • depending on the type of literature, automatic generation of the literature specification and abbreviation
  • Linking and researching objects and their literature
  • Export of captured literature

Illustrative: Geobrowser

  • Display of geographical distribution of search results
  • Indication of areas or routes on an interactive map

    Communicative: Module for interviews

    • Detailed documentation of interviews as a separate object type
    • Audio and video files can be uploaded using the Mediagrabber
    • Survey groups can be created
    • freely definable categories available
    • References to additional sources
    • Links to all object types

      System requirements

      A standard PC or laptop with the operating system Microsoft Windows or Linux is all that is necessary to install robotron*Daphne. In order to connect to the database, a data line must be available, either via the intranet or the Internet. If you are not using the Robotron computing centre, the technical requirements will depend on several factors. We would be glad to meet with you in person to discuss these requirements.