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09-Feb-17 11:59:18
full-time non-ongoing employment opportunity available until 22 December 2017 with the...
Category: Announcements
Forum: EMu News

This position is situated in the Documentation and Storage Section within the Registration Department and is responsible for user support, training and documentation of the Gallery’s Collection Management System (CMS) – EMu.  The position assists with the technical development, testing and maintenance of the CMS system as required. This position will manage email and phone support requests and provide access and training ensuring the CMS meets the needs of users and stakeholders.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience with EMu and understanding of the role of collection management systems in a Museum or  Gallery context.  Strong attention to detail in the creation and management of electronic information, including searching and analysing, sorting, Crystal reporting and the provision of solutions to data management issues is required. 

This position is a full-time non-ongoing employment opportunity available until 22 December 2017 with the possibility of an extension. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Giselle Stanton on (02) 6240 6539 or giselle.stanton@nga.gov.au.

Applications including a current resume/CV and a statement of claims addressing the selection criteria of up to 1,000 words in total (selection criteria don’t need to be addressed individually) must reach the Recruitment Officer by close of business Thursday 23 February 2017 at recruitment@nga.gov.au. 

For more information please visit the Recruitment pages of the NGA website NGA>Recruitment>>

09-Feb-17 11:58:58
full-time non-ongoing employment opportunity available until 22 December 2017 with the...
Category: Announcements
Forum: EMu News

This position is situated in the Documentation and Storage Section within the Registration Department and is responsible for user support, training and documentation of the Gallery’s Collection Management System (CMS) – EMu.  The position assists with the technical development, testing and maintenance of the CMS system as required. This position will manage email and phone support requests and provide access and training ensuring the CMS meets the needs of users and stakeholders.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience with EMu and understanding of the role of collection management systems in a Museum or  Gallery context.  Strong attention to detail in the creation and management of electronic information, including searching and analysing, sorting, Crystal reporting and the provision of solutions to data management issues is required. 

This position is a full-time non-ongoing employment opportunity available until 22 December 2017 with the possibility of an extension. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Giselle Stanton on (02) 6240 6539 or giselle.stanton@nga.gov.au.

Applications including a current resume/CV and a statement of claims addressing the selection criteria of up to 1,000 words in total (selection criteria don’t need to be addressed individually) must reach the Recruitment Officer by close of business Thursday 23 February 2017 at recruitment@nga.gov.au. 

For more information please visit the Recruitment pages of the NGA website NGA>Recruitment>>

28-Oct-16 18:35:56
I would like to form a special interest group to create a forum for ideas for how we use the...
Category: Announcements

Hi Nancy,

Thanks for your interest in the use of the Thesaurus module, happy to answer any questions you may have about how we introduced the IRN thesaurus at the NGA. I know Te Papa also uses the IRN based Thesaurus and they are using the Getty Vocabularies and the Library of Congress Subject Headings the last time I heard.

It was nice to catch up at the user conference, keep in touch.

Regards Giselle


28-Oct-16 18:35:08
I would like to form a special interest group to create a forum for ideas for how we use the...
Category: Announcements

Hi Nancy,

Thanks for your interest in the use of the Thesaurus module, happy to answer any question you may have about how we introduced the IRN thesaurus at NGA. I know Te Papa also uses the IRN based Thesaurus and they are using the Getty Vocabularies and the Library of Congress Subject Headings the last time I heard.

It was nice to catch up at the user conference, keep in touch.

Regards Giselle


06-Oct-16 09:03:26
I would like to form a special interest group to create a forum for ideas for how we use the...
Category: Announcements

Thanks Barbara, It was lovely to catch up with you at the conference. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for the special interest group. Lets hope we get a few more interested parties.   

Giselle

23-Sep-16 09:56:57
I would like to form a special interest group to create a forum for ideas for how we use the...
Category: Announcements

Hi everyone,

For those of you who don't know me, I am currently working at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).

As some of you may know we have recently contributed a number of developments to the Thesaurus module in EMu version 5.0 which was released late 2015. These changes have been driven by a project we call the "Discoverability project" and without going into too much detail this included ingesting the "Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)" and "Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)" among other controlled vocabularies that are not from the  Getty.

I know there are other clients out there who probably use or are planning to use Thesaurus terms from the Getty and I would love to hear from you if you are interested in being involved in a special interest group.

I will kick this off by offering some ideas for topics. Some of the questions I would personally like to explore with this potential group would be the following questions:

1. How to integrate the Getty vocabularies & EMu using Linked Open Data?

2. How to manage licenced data sets in EMu?

3. Is there a need for a co-ordinated effort to contribute terms back to the Getty in Australasia?

3a. Would you be willing to help resource a "co-ordinating professional body" to contribute back to the Getty Centre in L.A?

The objective of this "co-ordinating professional body" would be to establish an Australasian set of preferred terms to the Getty or other standards and help by streamlining the process for all of us who struggle to find the resource to sustain this work.

Currently the Getty has 'British Preferred' and 'American Prefferred' terms, I think we should have an "Australasian Preferred" this could cover the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Regions. 

If you are interested or know of someone who is then please take a couple of minutes to say hello and add a few comments about what interest you have for the future of the Getty Vocabularies and Axiell Thesaurus.

If you would prefer to say hello offline then please do not hesitate to contact me:

Giselle Stanton (Assistant Registrar, National Gallery Australia)
email: Giselle.stanton@nga.gov.au


23-Sep-16 09:56:50
I would like to form a special interest group to create a forum for ideas for how we use the...
Category: Announcements

Hi everyone,

For those of you who don't know me, I am currently working at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).

As some of you may know we have recently contributed a number of developments to the Thesaurus module in EMu version 5.0 which was released late 2015. These changes have been driven by a project we call the "Discoverability project" and without going into too much detail this included ingesting the "Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)" and "Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)" among other controlled vocabularies that are not from the  Getty.

I know there are other clients out there who probably use or are planning to use Thesaurus terms from the Getty and I would love to hear from you if you are interested in being involved in a special interest group.

I will kick this off by offering some ideas for topics. Some of the questions I would personally like to explore with this potential group would be the following questions:

1. How to integrate the Getty vocabularies & EMu using Linked Open Data?

2. How to manage licenced data sets in EMu?

3. Is there a need for a co-ordinated effort to contribute terms back to the Getty in Australasia?

3a. Would you be willing to help resource a "co-ordinating professional body" to contribute back to the Getty Centre in L.A?

The objective of this "co-ordinating professional body" would be to establish an Australasian set of preferred terms to the Getty or other standards and help by streamlining the process for all of us who struggle to find the resource to sustain this work.

Currently the Getty has 'British Preferred' and 'American Prefferred' terms, I think we should have an "Australasian Preferred" this could cover the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Regions. 

If you are interested or know of someone who is then please take a couple of minutes to say hello and add a few comments about what interest you have for the future of the Getty Vocabularies and Axiell Thesaurus.

If you would prefer to say hello offline then please do not hesitate to contact me:

Giselle Stanton (Assistant Registrar, National Gallery Australia)
email: Giselle.stanton@nga.gov.au


Thanks Kate for confirming that you are experiencing the expected issues with UTF-8 as mentioned above.

I am currently talking with Axiell about possible solutions to these problems in the client. If a sustainable solution is found that may benefit others I will make sure this information is posted here.

Im sure many EMu clients will agree that UTF-8 and unicode encoding is a must for multi-cultural collections and artists/collectors names that span the Asia-Pacific language base, especially where this information is published in digital formats such as online.

Cheers Giselle

Hi and thanks for your response,

Im glad to hear, that so far, you havnt had any problems switching to UTF-8.

From my understanding there are limitations with moving to UTF-8 as KE advised me below:

"There are several limitations in the EMu Unicode

■ You will lose major search capabilities. Searching, by default, is case insensitive for characters A to Z but no other character transformations will be performed. Thus a search for zoe would match zoe, Zoe, ZOE, ZoE, but would not match ZoÉ. A search for zoÉ would match ZoÉ, zOÉ, zoÉ but would not match Zoe, ZOE, zoe, zoé.
■ Sorting of characters will be done in the strict lexical order of the UCS without any ability to map non-Latin characters to an equivalent base Latin character.
■ Any data loaded or imported must be in UTF-8 format."

Im keen to hear from any other KE EMu clients that may be in the same boat. Looking for a solution to the above limitations. Or, if you have switched already, are these problems affecting your users or use of the data?

Regards Giselle




I am interested to hear from you if you are facing the challenge of how to support EMu content written in Chinese Mandarin or other Asia Pacific languages that have characters outside the normal EMu Latin-1 set.

Id also like to hear from you if you are using unicode UTF-8 to support languages other than English or the standard European languages.

What are the search, sort and indexing limitations that you face if you switch to UTF-8/Unicode? How did you resolve them?

Look forward to your responses.

Giselle

29-Feb-12 10:27:26
We have had a request to add "Infraclass" and "Subsection" ranks
Forum: Taxonomy

I would love to hear from any other KE EMu user that has added a new rank into the Taxonomy heirarchy or else currently uses the ranks Infraclass or Subsection in their data.

Thanks Giselle

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