We offer four new features that make a great cataloguing tool even greater
panOpticon has been called “the gold standard — the premier catalogue raisonné database.”
Organized around the artworks produced by an individual artist, our innovative online system is the most comprehensive product available to process and evaluate the kinds of data required to produce reliable, up-to-date information about works of art and their histories.
And now our tool can be even more comprehensive. You can choose to add the capability to catalogue all sorts of related archival materials, to link letters and correspondence to catalogue entries, to manage actual works of art, and to gather and link relevant historical materials of every type.
Here are brief descriptions of the new features that are available:
The Archive is a completely separate section designed specifically for the purpose of cataloging archival materials not included as works in the CR. The Archive has its own index page. Records for Archive entries include many of the same fields and features as the main CR records plus features of their own. The researcher is able to link Archive records to an individual work in the Archive; or a group of other works in the archive; or a related work in the catalogue (a reciprocal link); or to related literature, exhibition or contact records (reciprocal links).
This indexed table of “Letters and Correspondence” can hold an infinite number of items and can be sorted by year, date, sender, recipient, and subject. Each individual item has fields to enter full-text transcriptions of the letter along with other vital information and links to PDF scans. Correspondence can also be linked to entries in the CR.
In the Full Entry editing section in the CR interface is a sub-tab labeled “Inventory/Condition” under which one finds an array of fields to keep track of inventory date; current location; storage notes; retail value; insurance value; sale value and date; condition, conservation and framing; fabricator, crate details, etc. One can also link to external sites and upload related documents and files. This management area is not intended as a replacement for a full inventory management system designed for very large collections, but serves the purpose for smaller collections quite well.
These are designed specifically for the purpose of gathering relevant materials that are not by the artist, such as historical documents and objects, site photography, vintage postcards and historic photographs, maps, diagrams, work by other artists, images of works that inspired the artist to copy them (the list goes on). Tables can be organized in categories with hierarchical levels under your control. An html editor allows for text/caption formatting (bold, italic, etc.) as well as html links to additional content within or outside the site.
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