Spectrum – The international standard for collections management?

Chaired by Gordon McKenna, Standards Manager, Collections Trust, United Kingdom.

90 minutes

This session will look at:

  • The history of Spectrum, a UK-based standard, and how it became to be used internationally;
  • Experiences of localising and supporting Spectrum in Germany and Portugal;
  • Technical issues in localising SPECTRUM.

The session will also include a discussion session where attendees, particularly those from Georgia, are encouraged seek answers to their questions.


  • Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, Axel Ermert, Germany;
  • Richard Light, United Kingdom;
  • Alexandre Matos, Portugal;
  • Gordon McKenna, United Kingdom.