egyptian museum database project migration to ke emu
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DESCRIPTIONEgyptian Museum Database Project Migration to KE EMu. Janice Kamrin, Project Director • Hanane Gaber, Head Registrar KE Emu Users’ Conference, Bristol • June 3-4, 2009. Egyptian Museum Database Project. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Egyptian Museum Database Project
Migration to KE EMuJanice Kamrin, Project Director Hanane Gaber, Head Registrar
KE Emu Users Conference, Bristol June 3-4, 2009
Egyptian Museum Database ProjectPrincipal Goal: Build a new database for the Egyptian Museum, Cairo as the principal tool for a full collections management systemBegun in 2005 with Filemaker Pro
Egyptian Museum Database ProjectMellon Planning GrantAugust-December 2006: Planning Grant from Andrew W. Mellon FoundationTeam chose KE EMu
Egyptian Museum Database ProjectMellon Implementation GrantImplementation grant awarded in April 2008 to:Purchase EMu and 2 years of maintenanceHire personnel to assist with building of database
Egyptian Museum Database and Egyptian Museum Registrar Training ProjectsCMS carried out and new database managed by the Egyptian Museums new Registration, Collections Management, and Documentation Department (RCMDD).
The RCMDDJanuary 2007: ARCE-USAID Egyptian Museum Registrar Training Project begins (scheduled to run to October 2010).
The RCMDDJuly 2007: The Registration, Collections Management, and Documentation Department becomes official, with 4 registrars and 3 trainers.
The RCMDDToday: the RCMDD consists of 9 registrars, led by a Head of Documentation and a Head Registrar, supported by 7 trainers.
The RCMDD:Responsible for most aspects of documentation and collections management:Object InformationObject Tracking (Movement)AccessioningInventoryTraveling LoansIn-house ExhibitionsOutside Requests
The EM Database TeamThe RCMDD staff (9 registrars, permanent employees of the Supreme Council of Antiquities)The ARCE-USAID team (the Egyptian Museum Registrar Training Project - 4 trainers)The ARCE-Mellon team (the Egyptian Museum Database Project - 3 database personnel)
Migration to EMuMarch and April, 2008: Migration schedule organizedApril through August, 2008: Field mapping and tab designAugust, 2008: Preliminary training in ManchesterSeptember 9, 2009: First test loaded, testing beginsFebruary 19, 2009: Legacy database frozenMarch, 2009: On-site trainingMarch 18, 2009: Go-live
Migration to EMuMajor issues that affected the migration:The Internet connection (or lack thereof) at the Egyptian MuseumThe complex numbering system of the Egyptian Museum
Migration to EMuThe RCMDD-ARCE team is using the database successfully in their day-to-day work.
Advice Please!Issues to address:Exploring the modulesInternet
Exploring the ModulesParent-Child RelationshipsHow do other museums use this effectively?External MovementsHow do other museums use this effectively?Are there other really helpful modules or tabs we should be exploring?
InternetHow have you successfully built a public internet site?What fields do you publish?How have you set up your interface?
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