Release Date: 07 August 2020


  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Texpress 9.0.001 or later
  • TexAPI 6.0.012 or later
  • Perl 5.8.8 or later (excluding 5.10.0)

Axiell EMu Ideas Portal

The portal allows you to submit to and view a collective pool of ideas for future EMu development, vote for those ideas, or ask us development questions. The portal is online at

A number of ideas have been included in the EMu 6.3 release:

New Features

Changes to EMu for managing archives

In response to a collaborative request from an archives working group comprising staff from Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Bristol Museum, National Naval Aviation Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, University of Leeds, and Bristol Records Office a number of changes and additions have been made to improve managing archives in EMu. These changes include

  • One-step Catalogue module sibling/child record creation for faster Archives hierarchy management.

  • An (optional) new Catalogue module Accession tab for capturing information that is needed before or during accessioning and before processing.

  • An (optional) alternative Catalogue module Control Access tab designed to improve cross-matching terminology with other collections.

  • A dedicated Parties module Archival derived name field likewise intended to improve cross-matching terminology with other collections.

Enabling the new Accession and Control Access tabs in your organisation's Catalogue module will require some modest customisation of the module by Axiell developers. Please contact Axiell Support before your upgrade for details.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) improvements

In response to another collaborative request involving staff from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Natural History Museum, London, in consultation with other EMu IPM users, the functionality of the Trap Events module has been extended to allow capturing additional data relating to pest issues associated with museum collections. The changes include

  • The addition of two new record types, Visual Inspection and Incident, and associated tabs to track information relating to planned environment or specimen inspections and casual pest sightings respectively.

  • Renaming the Trap Events module to Pest Events to better reflect the extended role of the module.

  • The addition of an Objects tab to record objects or specimens involved in an infestation. This includes a reverse-attachment tab in the Catalogue module that displays the pest events associated with a specific object.

  • The addition of an Actions tab to record any immediate and long-term measures taken to resolve a reported pest presence or issue.

A new Trap record type records the details of trap events. This is functionally identical to the previous module details but some changes have been made to labels and field layout for consistency with the new record types.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed an issue where a zero could not be specified in the Width or Height edit controls on the Generate Resolution dialogue. Setting a Width and Height of zero will produce an image the same size as the original.

  • Fixed an issue where the Archive Browse window did not refresh when a record insert was cancelled.

  • Fixed an issue where dates from the pop-up calendar included an erroneous extra value if the active Date Output format setting included an era format character i.e. e or E.

  • Fixed an issue where focus was not correctly restored to a field after save or when an edit or insert was cancelled. This resulted in, for example, the keyboard shortcuts for the fields associated buttons not working.

  • Corrected the Museum client, Catalogue module, Summary search tab (QrySumTab), Record Type label to Object Type.

  • Fixed non-functional Condition Checks module Notes field.

Upgrade Notes

See Upgrade 6.2 to 6.3 for details.