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Managing EMu in the NHM: Will Botanists Ever Agree with Zoologists? Will Palaeontologists Ever Agree with Anybody?. Darrell Siebert. MOA Programme. 3 year programme Integrated 5 Science departments into EMu (beginning to integrate Public Engagement and Library & Information Services)

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Managing EMu in the NHM:

Will Botanists Ever Agree with Zoologists?

Will Palaeontologists Ever Agree with Anybody?

Darrell Siebert


Moa programme
MOA Programme

  • 3 year programme

  • Integrated 5 Science departments into EMu (beginning to integrate Public Engagement and Library & Information Services)

    • Bot, Min, Palaeo, & Zoo – specimen catalogue approach

    • Entom – managing taxa approach (collection index)

  • Implement consistent collection standards, policies and procedures


Emu in nhm
EMu in NHM

  • All NHM departments use a single EMu Catalogue

  • > 450 users in Registry

  • 80 User license (includes Web delivery)


Nhm emu environment
NHM EMu environment

Curation Policies & Procedures

(approved by NHM Trustees)

Corporate constituency

Science Executive

User

Constituency

Collections Committee

Ke Software

EMu Development Committee

EMu Technical Committee


Nhm emu environment1
NHM EMu environment

Curation Policies & Procedures

(approved by NHM Trustees)

Corporate constituency

Science Executive

User

Constituency

Collections Committee

Me

Ke Software

EMu Development Committee

EMu Technical Committee


Nhm emu environment2
NHM EMu environment

Curation Policies & Procedures

(approved by NHM Trustees)

User

Constituency

Corporate constituency

Science Executive

Collections Committee

Ke Software

EMu Development Committee

EMu Technical Committee


Science executive committee
ScienceExecutiveCommittee

  • Membership

    • Science Director

    • Heads of Science Departments

      • Botany – Entomology – LIS - Mineralogy – Palaeontology – Zoology

  • Role

    • Deliver Corporate Policy

    • Authorise funding


Nhm emu environment3
NHM EMu environment

Curation Policies & Procedures

(approved by NHM Trustees)

Corporate constituency

Science Executive

User

Constituency

Collections Committee

Ke Software

EMu Development Committee

EMu Technical Committee


Collections committee
Collections Committee

  • Membership

    • Sci. Exec. member as chair

    • Sci. Department Collection leaders

      Botany – Entomology – LIS – Mineralogy – Palaeontology – Zoology

  • Role

    • Set policy

    • Instruct EMu Devel. Comm. and EMu Tech. Comm.

    • Request development funds


Nhm emu environment4
NHM EMu environment

Curation Policies & Procedures

(approved by NHM Trustees)

Corporate constituency

Science Executive

User

Constituency

Collections Committee

Ke Software

EMu Development Committee

EMu Technical Committee


Emu development committee
EMu Development Committee

  • Membership

    • Coll. Comm. Member as Chair

    • Sci. Department User Representatives)

      • Botany – Entomology – Mineralogy – Palaeontology – Zoology

  • Role

    • Gather an prioritise development request

    • Pass formal request for development funding to Coll. Comm.

    • Lookup List policy

    • Instruct EMu Tech. Comm.


Emu technical committee
EMu Technical Committee

  • Membership

    • Sci. Department Technical Representative

      Botany – Entomology – Mineralogy – Palaeontology – Zoology

    • Interactive Media (Web delivery)

    • ICT

  • Role

    • Manage EMu Registry

    • Lead Departmental Training

    • Importing – Deleting – Data cleaning – etc.

    • Manage upgrade process


Nhm emu environment5
NHM EMu environment

Curation Policies & Procedures

(approved by NHM Trustees)

User

Constituency

Corporate constituency

Science Executive

Collections Committee

Ke Software

EMu Development Committee

EMu Technical Committee


Do botanists ever agree with zoologists do palaeontologists ever agree with anyone
Do botanists ever agree with zoologists? Do palaeontologists ever agree with anyone?

  • Short answer is not very often!

    • Getting agreement

      • Short decision making life cycle (1 month)

      • Unanimity not expected!


Funding cycle
Funding Cycle palaeontologists ever agree with anyone?

  • Oct 2009 – funding request submitted

  • Jan 2010 – approval by Sci. Exec. (?)

  • Apr 2010 – funds available (theoretically)

  • Jul 2010 – upgrade delivered

  • Oct 2010 – funding request submitted

  • Jan 2011 – approval by Sci. Exec. (?)

  • Apr 2011 – funds available (theoretically)

  • Jul 2011 – upgrade delivered

Funding cycle for development too long


Questions
Questions? palaeontologists ever agree with anyone?


Nhm emu environment6
NHM EMu environment palaeontologists ever agree with anyone?

Curation Policies & Procedures

(approved by NHM Trustees)

Corporate constituency

Science Executive

User

Constituency

Collections Committee

Ke Software

EMu Development Committee

EMu Technical Committee


Nhm emu environment7
NHM EMu environment palaeontologists ever agree with anyone?

Curation Policies & Procedures

(approved by NHM Trustees)

Corporate constituency

Science Executive

User

Constituency

Collections Committee

Me

Ke Software

EMu Development Committee

EMu Technical Committee


Nhm emu environment8
NHM EMu environment palaeontologists ever agree with anyone?

Curation Policies & Procedures

(approved by NHM Trustees)

User

Constituency

Corporate constituency

Science Executive

Collections Committee

Ke Software

EMu Development Committee

EMu Technical Committee


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