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I now have screenshot of our Mineralogy EMu client. To give you an idea, please see attached JPEGs.

I am happy to send these to anyone who can get in touch with me - I don't want to disclose my email address online. You can call me at +44 (0) 20 7942 6034.

Marion Raiser
Programme Manager


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Re: Project Status Update

"The EMu has landed in Mineralogy"

This week sees a significant milestone in the delivery of MOA; the programme to provide the Natural History Museum in London with a single collections management system.

Yesterday, Mineralogy staff started using their customised EMu system for the first time. This is the first department to go live with EMu and represents an exciting new phase in collections management at the Museum.

Training is still under way and handled exclusively by internal staff. Comprehensive customised documentation will be developed in the near future.

If you would like more information on this project, please contact me.

All the very best,

Marion Raiser
Programme Manager

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The New Jersey State Museum is just beginning its migration from Argus to EMu. In fact, we haven't even finalized our registry yet. Because NJSM is a general museum with Bureaus dedicated to Fine Arts, Cultural History, Natural History and Archaeology/Ethnology, we're going to have to pay particular attention to getting all the requisite fields defined and mapped for each discipline represented in the collection.

I was particularly interested in your mineralogy project because we've got a medium-sized subcollection in that area, but no mineralogist on staff at the moment doing active research. I'm a geologist so I'm not entirely unfamiliar with appropriate mineralogy fields, but I'd like to know what fields your staff deem necessary and appropriate to this discipline.

Thanks!

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Shirley

I have asked our Mineralogy Team Leader to get back to you with info. He is very busy with the EMu launch, but will get back to you as soon as possible.

Marion

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Catalogue customisations are institute specific. Hence the radical difference between our client and the Mineralogy implementation at the Smithsonian. No doubt you will have recorded data about your mineralogical specimens that we haven't and therefore never thought to make provision for.
By way of assistance all I can really offer is a list of fields that WE think are important.

CATALOGUE
Name as registered
Current name (link to Taxonomy)
Variety
Associated minerals (i.e. other minerals on hand specimen other than the primary species.
carat weight (for gems)
colour (for gems)
radiation (for radioactive minerals)
Hazard (radioactive, asbestiform)
Determination method (e.g. eye-ball, petrologic microscope, x-ray, SEM, change in nomenclature)
Determination date
[We have a determinations tab (see image) which has attachment from a newly developed Analysis module. The results of an X-ray or infra-red determination documented in the Analysis module, on a specimen in the Catalogue module, can be viewed by the curators in the 'pending changes due to analyses' grid on the determinations tab in the Catalogue. This allows curators to make some judgement as to what changes (if any) need to be made to the Catalogue record to refelct this determination event.]

SITES
Mine name
Mine name synonyms (for historical names of mines)

TAXONOMY
chemical formula
type locality
species status (e.g. IMA approved, discredited, Obsolete)
Composite minerals (Where a species is discredited because it has been determined to be a mixture, there needs to be provision to not just attach the 'current name', but have a multi-valued field to attach more than one 'current names')
We have also included both New Dana & Strunz classification schemes linked to the species name to keep everyone happy!!

I hope this helps in some way. If there is any more help or advise you need, i'd be happy to oblige.

Dave
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Natural History Museum, London

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