"Intermuseum Information Center"
The work on realization of the project "Complex Support to Museums of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region", developed by the Union of Creative Museum Workers of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region and St. Petersburg Fund of the ICOM, required coordination of activity of the museums in our region in order to include them in the worldwide information network Internet. Creation of "Intermuseum Information Center" (IIC) in the context of the project was one of the means in fulfillment of that task.
The equipment for the IIC was purchased with the funds of the project granted by the "Open Society" Institute.
The State Museum of History of St. Petersburg fulfilling its partnership obligations under the project granted basic rates to the members of the IIC and facilities in the Peter and Paul Fortress.
The functions of "Intermuseum Information Center":
- receiving and primary processing of information sources from the museums of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region;
- scanning and digital photography of the items stored in the museums;
- participation in creation of experimental database fields on museum items and collections stored in state and municipal museums of St. Petersburg, Leningrad Region and other museums of the North-Western Region of Russian Federation in the context of creation of the State Catalogue of the Museum Fund of Russian Federation;
- provision of methodical assistance and help in consulting to the workers of museums of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region on the question of information technologies and submission of information to the Internet.
Further development of the project "Including of the Museums of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region in Internet presumes the set up of corporate intermuseum computer network, as the forthcoming work on the set up of the electronic version of a part of the State Catalogue of the Museum Fund of Russian Federation without unification into network is impossible.
Address of the IIC:
11 Peter and Paul Fortress
Phone: 232-2235; 238-4668
The Chief Manager of the IIC - Yuri Y. Kotov