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April 2017 
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Important Dates:
April 18-19: Reports Training
May 16-18: Contacts Training
ResearchResearch Abilities in PastPerfect 5.0
All the hard work of cataloging pays off when doing Research in PastPerfect. PastPerfect 5.0 offers multiple ways to research your collection. From the Research section on the Main Menu, you can access Catalog Lists, create queries using fields common to all four catalogs (Objects, Photos, Archives, Library), and search by Keyword, by Lexicon, by People, or by Search Term. You can also research records within each catalog by using the Query function in the Navigation Bar at the top of the catalog screens.

Once a catalog record, or group of records, is located through a search, you can view the catalog screens for each item, look at thumbnails of each item in a light box format, or print summaries, catalog cards, exhibit labels and detailed reports. There are also tools to export the results to Excel or put the items on a Catalog List.

Catalog Lists are powerful tools that enable you to create lists of items, view and print lists, and perform actions on all items on the lists. For instance, you can put all list items on outgoing loan or exhibit, change locations, perform a global update, relate all items, or select all items for PastPerfect Online Web publishing.

We've produced a series of tech tips that explain how to use each of the Research options: 
Performed a search and not seeing the fields you want on screen? PastPerfect 5.0 gives you the ability to change what fields appear in the grid of results, making it easier to view and find the specific records you are looking for. Check out the Setting Up Query Results Fields tech tip to learn how.
TrainingUpcoming Training Classes
PastPerfect's Online Training classes are taught by experienced PastPerfect staff, designed to fit your busy schedule, and priced within your budget. Join us for the following classes:

Research & Reporting with PastPerfect 5.0
April 18 - 19 | 10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern (7:00am - 10:00am Pacific)

Managing Contacts, Donations, and Membership with PastPerfect 5.0
May 16 - 18 | 10:00am - 12:30pm Eastern (7:00am - 9:30am Pacific)

Training classes start at just $69 per person for AASLH members. Registered participants receive a free training CD that complements the course.

Call 1-800-562-6080 to reserve your seat! Classes fill quickly.
SpotlightOnline Collection Spotlight
"The Robert S. Peabody Museum curates artifacts, documents, and images pertaining to indigenous cultures of the Americas, past and present. The geographical areas with the most complete representation are the Northeastern, Southeastern, and Southwestern United States; the Arctic and Subarctic, Central and South America, and Mexico." 

View the Robert S. Peabody Museum's Online Collection.

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