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The MOA Programme: Did we really do that?. Darrell Siebert. Collections Database Project. interest dating from well before 2000 trial installation of EMu by Fish Group (Zoology) 130,000 specimen records Loans system etc. EU tendering process, EMu selected budget of £1.6 million agreed.

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The MOA Programme:

Did we really do that?

Darrell Siebert


Collections database project
Collections Database Project

  • interest dating from well before 2000

  • trial installation of EMu by Fish Group (Zoology)

    • 130,000 specimen records

    • Loans system

    • etc.

  • EU tendering process, EMu selected

  • budget of £1.6 million agreed


Moa programme museum online access
MOA Programme(Museum Online Access)

  • Integrate 5 Science departments in a single Collections Management System

  • Implement consistent collection standards, policies and procedures

  • Installation complete in 3 years

    • Original proposal was 5 years

  • On budget


MOA Programme

Programme Sponsor (Graham Higley, Head LIS)

NHM Project Manager (Marion Raiser)

Ke Software Project Manager (Andrew Brown)

Programme Team (Project Manager + Team Leaders)

Mineralogy

D. Smith

Project Team:

subject experts

testers

Entomology

B. Pitkin

C. Lyal

A. Hine

Project Team:

subject experts

testers

Palaeontology

S. Long

Project Team:

subject experts testers

Zoology

D. Siebert

Project Team:

subject experts testers

Botany

S. Grant

Project Team:

subject experts

testers


Mineralogy

  • unified 14 separate data sources

  • 400,000 specimen records

  • 130,000 sites

  • development of new Analysis module


Entomology

  • unified 13 different data sources

  • 1 million catalogue records

  • 710,000 collection index records

  • 1.2 million taxonomic names

  • significant extensions to Taxonomy module

  • developed new Collection Index module


Palaeontology

  • unified 2 data sources

  • 200,000 specimen records

  • new Stratigraphy module

  • new conservation modules

    • Interventive Processes

    • Condition Report


Zoology

  • unified 5 data sources

  • over 1 million catalogue records

  • 200,000 taxonomic names

  • management of specimen, parts and preparations

  • new Requisition module


Botany

  • unified > 60 data sources

  • 500,000 catalogue records

  • 230,000 taxonomic names

  • management of everything from herbarium sheets to field note books

  • significant extensions to Sites for locality data


General

  • new museum-wide processes

    • common loans system

    • object entry & acquisition

  • integrated multimedia


Emu application developments
EMu Application Developments

  • NHM a contributor to a global community of EMu users

    • Mineralogy

      • New Analysis module

    • Entomology

      • New Collection Index module, significant redesign of Taxonomy module

    • Palaeontology

      • New Stratigraphy and Conservation (2) modules

    • Zoology

      • New Requisition module

    • Botany

      • Significant extension of Sites module


Data from 5 science departments
Data from 5 Science Departments

  • Main data sources

    • Mineralogy 14

    • Entomology 13

    • Palaeontology 2

    • Zoology 5

    • Botany > 60


Emu database records created
EMu database records created

  • 13.7 million records in total

    • Catalogue records (3.1 million)

      • Mineralogy 400,000

      • Entomology 1,000,000

      • Palaeontology 200,000

      • Zoology 1,000,000

      • Botany 500,000

    • Taxonomy records (1.6 million)

    • Other types of record


Business outcomes
Business Outcomes

  • Single, fully integrated Collection Management system

    • Reconciliation of curatorial policies, procedures, and activities; embedded in EMu

  • Under budget

    • ~£1.525M

  • Completed in just over 3 years

    • As of 1st April 2008 EMu is a core NHM business system

  • More done than in original prospectus

    • Loans, etc.

  • Established NHM as global leader in collection databasing


Business outcomes future benefits
Business Outcomes – Future benefits

  • Web access across whole Museum, and to the public

  • Data provider

    • Portals, GBIF, OAI (e.g. Google)‏

  • Data sharing

    • With science partners

  • On-going evolution of EMu system driven by our large, specialised user-base

  • Standards for interaction with other systems




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