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Condition Checking Objects

Condition Checking Objects

Can other users please tell me how they currently go about condition checking objects in relation to EMu.

At Manchester Art Gallery we currently take an image. Print the image out. Annotate by hand. Scan the annotated image. And then attach this image to the conservation record on EMu where notes are then made. This then all feeds into a conservation report. Bit of a faff.

For loans in we've adopted a new approach using iPads and Evernote. Images are taken and then directly annotated within Evernote and notes made. These can be extracted as PDF's but it is all very limiting and as they're loans in the connection to EMu is lost and not important enough to pursue. Still a bit of a faff as well.

However the ease of using Evernote is making me look at the whole process and what's available. I see there is a program called http://articheck.co.uk/ which looks interesting, our conservators like the look of it and the website states integrates with collection management systems? Has EMu got any instances of integration with this? The issue with it seems to be the subscription and that Articheck own all your reports.

So then I thought wouldn't it be good if there was a version of a program like this built into EMu.

Thoughts and comments please. I'd really like to explore this topic of how to streamline the condition checking process for our conservators. Perhaps other users know of other tablet based programs where images and editing can be done on the fly and saved in image formats and that there is no need for a specific condition checking program.

John Peel
Manchester Art Gallery

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Re: Condition Checking Objects

So after some discussions it would seem that Sapphire is going to be able to deliver almost all of what I've asked for. I should be able to configure a Sapphire form so that when accessed on an iPad conservators will be able to compile a full conservation report in EMu.

The only thing that may be missing is in-app image annotation. This would be an ideal aspect for EMu development. I see that GallerySystems has a similar setup with their 'Conservation Studio' software but this includes in-app image annotation that allows for layered annotation on the original image. Surely Axiell would be keen to keep up with a rival??

Failing that does anyone know of any good image annotation software programs? Preferably free and preferably multi-platform.

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Edited by: John Peel - 20-Jan-16 20:27:08

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