SCANNER: Epson Perfection V series
FREE COLLECTION MANAGEMENT DATABASES:
For lone arranger interest, this software, Archive Manager, isn’t free, but has quite a bit of use in Australia… and also accepts items for those of us who also have museum-type collections too.
We use Tabularium. It is menu driven and works very well for us. We have used it for several years, and it is robust enough that it continues to work very well with two upgrades of MSAccess. (We do not download upgrades because we have customized several tables to meet our needs). The only cost is that you must have MS Access (or the Office suite that includes it).
For someone looking for a free database, I would not hesitate to recommend it.