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Egyptian 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

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  • 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?

  • Contact Us!emcregistrars@gmail.comhgaber00@gmail.comjkamrin@gmail.com

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