The project of computerization of museum activities in Croatia is an extension of the MDC's long-term activities aimed at the computerization of the Croatian museum network. As early as in 1980 the MDC initiated the project the Basics of Documentation and Classification of Museum and Gallery Objects in Croatia, with instructions for security microfilming of museum documentation. An important part of the project was the Museum and Gallery Information System – MUGIS, which was envisaged as a communication network for unifying and linking the information holdings of museums, users and other potentials in museum activities.
By the end of 2012 the M++ software was installed in 148 Croatian museums, and the installation of software and the upgrading and education of professional staff for work with the program are being carried on continuously.
The implementation of systematic computerization was ensured in 2004 by the Ministry of Culture when it acquired the M++ software by Link2. MDC was given the role of coordination and expert advice in installing, maintaining and monitoring the treatment of museum holdings with the aim of improving the computer cataloguing of museum objects (according to records to date, it amounts to only 10 per cent of the number of objects and 22 per cent of the total amount of holdings recorded in inventories).
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