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05-Feb-18 08:31:49
Posted on behalf of Gayle Silverman
Category: Announcements

The Axiell European User Conference will be held on 23-24 May at the University of Glasgow. Full details, including registration information, can be found here:

http://userconference.axiell.com/europe … ence-2018/

The meeting is open to all Axiell Public Library and Axiell ALM users. The content has been divided into the following streams:

Day 1 (all sites):

  • Digitisation & Digital Assets

  • Public Libraries

  • Online Collections

  • Workflows & Moving Collections

  • Culture Combined


Day 2 (For ALM customers only and more product specific):
  • Adlib

  • Calm

  • EMu

  • Micromusee

  • Mimsy


We’re looking for contributors for all topics across both days. If you’ve done a project recently and you’d like to share your experience, please let me (Gayle Silverman: gayle.silverman@axiell.com) or Sean Meagher (sean.meagher@axiell.com) know. I’d really like to encourage sites to volunteer.

For sites outside the UK interested in the 2018 meetings, we’re experimenting with 1 day regional events across the US & Canada. The Axiell monthly newsletters will have up to date details. For reference, these “roadshows” will be held on the following dates:

East Coast, NYBG, April 19
https://axiell-eastcoast-roadshow-2018.confetti.events/

Canada, Canadian Museum of History, May 3
https://axiell-canadian-roadshow-2018.confetti.events/

Midwest, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, June 7
https://axiell-midwest-roadshow-2018.confetti.events/

West Coast, Autry Museum of the American West, June 21
https://axiell-westcoast-roadshow-2018.confetti.events/

08-Feb-17 18:27:39
Category: Announcements
Forum: Forum FAQ

Hi Linda
Earlier of the two posts deleted (neither appeared to have an attached image however).
Cheers
Gerard

05-Dec-16 10:18:36
Category: Announcements
Forum: Forum FAQ

HI Jen
The first version of the post has been retained.
Cheers
Gerard

06-Oct-16 11:13:57
Category: Announcements
Forum: Forum FAQ

Hi Barbara

The duplicate has been deleted.

Cheers

Gerard

06-Oct-16 09:17:16
Category: Announcements
Forum: Forum FAQ

Hi Barbara

It is not possible for members to delete posts. If you would like a post deleted, please let me know which one and I will remove it.

Thanks

Gerard

29-Jun-15 11:49:52
Category: Using EMu

Thanks for the feedback, Melissa. I have reinforced the instructions in the Help and Training course(which state "Click the report immediately to the left of the Multimedia field") with a statement that it is essential that the Image Control is placed to the left of the Multimedia field. Hopefully that will eliminate any confusion.

08-Apr-14 09:38:37
Category: EMu Administration
Forum: User Support

Hi Lilian
KE's use overall of "static written online instructions" rather than "instructions with images that move" is deliberate and well considered. As an experienced Technical Writer and Instructional Designer in Software Development and Higher Education, I have experience of both forms of documentation - both as a designer and a user, and my opinion of "instructions with images that move" is that they are generally only of any use for fairly simple processes. Sophisiticated software solutions such as EMu are not, in my opinion, well suited to documentation "with images that move". EMu is designed to manage the often quite complex or at least involved processes in Collections Management and a step by step set of instructions is more useful, I believe, than a video: it is easier and more efficient to step through a list of instructions than it is to stop-start a video in order to keep track of a process. For complex processes, watching a video will typically result in the viewer taking notes and writing a set of step by step instructions...
There is a place for "instructions with images that move" but I do not believe that it is the best way to document EMu or to train users.
Also, I do not believe that the use of "instructions with images that move" is a clear indiator of the sophisitication of the system. EMu is the world's premier Collections Management system, the most sophisiticated available and if it is not a 21st Century System, then there isn't one out there.
Gerard
KE Documentation Manager

Hi All

If you come across any broken links to attached files in this Forum, please let me know. During the migration of the Forum from the old to new site, some links to attachments were broken - the pathway to attachments changed between versions of the Forum and it appears that the migration tool did not automatically update the pathway in every case.

Thanks

Gerard

A new topic has been added to the EMu Users Forum: "GUID Support Discussion"

To subscribe to the topic, receive updates and contribute to the discussion:

1. Select GUID Support Discussion in the "Using EMu" forum.
2. Select Subscribe from the Forum Tools drop list.


Details:

"A Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) is a persistent unique reference number used as an identifier in computer software.
This forum is for EMu User Community discussion of an EMu development proposal for GUID support.
This EMu development proposal builds on a discussion document drafted in late July 2013 by Larry Gall from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Larry’s discussions with a number of EMu institutions, primarily in North America, established a broad consensus for GUID support in EMu modules.
In recent years, KE Software has also had discussions with various EMu customers regarding potential GUID support in EMu. "

Regards

Gerard

06-Sep-13 14:57:47
Category: Using EMu

A Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) is a persistent unique reference number used as an identifier in computer software.
This forum is for EMu User Community discussion of an EMu development proposal for GUID support.
This EMu development proposal builds on a discussion document drafted in late July 2013 by Larry Gall from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Larry’s discussions with a number of EMu institutions, primarily in North America, established a broad consensus for GUID support in EMu modules.
In recent years, KE Software has also had discussions with various EMu customers regarding potential GUID support in EMu.

Attached to this post are Larry Gall's initial discussion document and a KE Software proposal from GUID support within EMu (International and US English versions of the documents are provided).
KE Software invites comment from the EMu User Community.

KE would appreciate if comments could be made by 30 September 2013.

Thanks




Attachments:

2013-07-26-Larry-Gall-YPMNH-GUID.doc

KE-EMu-GUID-Support-IE-20130906-v095.pdf

KE-EMu-GUID-Support-US-20130906-v095.pdf

18-Mar-13 09:12:56
Category: Announcements

Hi All

KE Software is in the process of building a new EMu website and this involves migrating the EMu Users Forum to the new site. For the duration of the migration it will not be possible to post new content to the EMu Users Forum, although existing content can still be read.

We apologise for any inconvenience and endeavour to have the EMu Users Forum back in operation as soon as possible.

Regards

Gerard

25-Oct-12 08:17:54
Category: Announcements

A new forum dedicated to Pest Management has been added to the EMuUsers Forum. It is located in the section: EMu Modules: Using, Development & Design.

[Apologies if you have already received this notification - seems to be a glitch with the notification system]

Showcase your EMu system at the 10th Australasian EMu User Conference


As part of the 2012 Australasian EMu User Conference we are looking for volunteers for the popular "Showcase Session" in which presenters showcase their EMu system through a live connection to their EMu environment. In the past, presenters have chosen to showcase how EMu was able to solve a particular problem, and you are welcome to do so, but the nature of the showcase is up to you.

The format of the showcase has varied at different EMu Conferences but is likely to be an exhibition with a number of presenters set up simultaneously, allowing attendees to wander from presentation to presentation.

In order to volunteer, you will need some means of connecting to the EMu environment at your institution, i.e. WebEx, VPN, Remote Desktop, Citrix, etc. If you'd like to volunteer, or want to ask a few questions first, please email Nick Margiolakis (or call him at the Melbourne Office: +61-3-9347-8844).

As part of the 2012 Australasian EMu User Conference we are looking for volunteers for the popular "Showcase Session" in which presenters showcase their EMu system through a live connection to their EMu environment. In the past, presenters have chosen to showcase how EMu was able to solve a particular problem, and you are welcome to do so, but the nature of the showcase is up to you.

The format of the showcase has varied at different EMu Conferences but is likely to be an exhibition with a number of presenters set up simultaneaously, allowing attendees to wander from presentation to presentation.

In order to volunteer, you will need some means of connecting to the EMu environment at your institution, i.e. WebEx, VPN, Remote Desktop, Citrix, etc. If you'd like to volunteer, or want to ask a few questions first, please email Nick Margiolakis (or call him at the Melbourne Office: +61-3-9347-8844).

A quick reminder, for those who haven't yet registered, that the 10th Australasian EMu User Conference is only a few weeks away. The conference is running from 11-12 September at Museum Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia. Full details can be found here.

Registration can be done online using the following link.

If you would like to present and/or host a discussion group, please email Nick Margiolakis.

Hope to see you in September.

26-Mar-12 14:23:17
A button within the Catalogue that creates parts of the current record
Forum: Wishlist

Hi Karen
This may be your issue: "to be able to create a Record Template in a module a user must have (or be a member of a group that has) the daTemplates permission set for that module."
I'm not sure which document you have, but in the EMu Help this is mentioned under "How to create a Record Template". It may be that the document you have is out of date.
All the best
Gerard

03-Feb-12 09:49:22
Category: Announcements
Forum: EMu News

The link posted above should now be working. Apologies for the inconvenience!

The agenda for the Global EMu User Group Meeting has been updated. Full details about the meeting can be found here or you can download the agenda here.

09-Jun-11 13:22:27
Category: Using EMu

Hi Earl
By posting to a topic, you are automatically subscribed to it and will receive any updates to that topic.
For instructions on how to use the Forum, including subscribing to topics and forums, check out the "Start Here" topic in "Forum Announcements" (http://www.kesoftware.com/emuusers-foru … here.html)
Regards
Gerard

23-Mar-11 10:20:24
Category: Announcements
Forum: EMu News

Hi Chris
Yes, in order to be notified when the Newsletter is released you just need to be subscribed to this EMu Newsletter Forum. When the Newsletter is available, we publish an announcement in this forum with a link to the Newsletter.
We will be publishing a new issue of the newsletter in the next week, so if you don't receive a Forum announcement, let me know.
Regards
Gerard

Presentations from the 2010 North American User Group Meeting can be found on the KE website:
2010  North American User Group Meeting

04-Jan-11 08:45:19
Category: Announcements

A new forum has been added for discussion about the Task Templates module. If you wish to join the discussion and receive updates, please subscribe to the "Task Templates" forum located in "EMu Modules: Using, Development & Design".
KE Staff are automatically subscribed to this forum.

22-Nov-10 12:48:26
Category: Announcements

I should have added that no one is automatically subscribed to new forums. If you are interested in the new Groups forum, it will be necessary to subscribe to it in order to receive updates.

22-Nov-10 10:19:01
Category: Announcements

A new forum has been added for discussion about the Groups module.

18-Oct-10 13:40:32
Query Mode Options to Clear Query Form and Return to Previous Results
Category: Using EMu
Forum: Searching

Hi Will
As the focus in your post is specifically on Toolbar functionality, it's unclear to me if you're aware that it is possible to clear all search terms without exiting New mode (you probably are, in which case, please excuse me!). There are two options:
Select Edit>Clear All from the Menu bar
-OR-
Use the keyboard shortcut, Shift+Del
Either option will clear all search terms, including default values from within Search mode.
A Toolbar button to do this might also be handy.
Cheers
Gerard

How do I add numbers (bullets) to a list?

To add numbers to a list:


  1. Click the Ordered List https://emu.axiell.com/images/agorapro/attachments/63/mini_Ordered-List-Button.gifbutton in the Editor toolbar.

  2. Enter [li] after the [ol] tag.

  3. Enter the required text for Step 1.

  4. Close off Step 1 with
  5. [/li]
  6. Repeat for the remaining Steps

[From Wikipedia]
Bulletin Board Code or BBCode is a lightweight markup language used to format posts in many message boards. The available tags are usually indicated by square brackets surrounding a keyword, and they are parsed by the message board system before being translated into a markup language that web browsers understand—usually HTML or XHTML.
BBCode was devised to provide a safer, easier and more limited way of allowing users to format their messages.

How to use BBCode in your post
Agora has implemented BBCode, which allows you to markup your post using most common formats (from bold through to numbering). When you format your post using the BBCode icons in the Editor toolbar, your post will be marked-up in the editor: you do not get a WYSIWYG display whilst editing the post. When you submit your post, it will display as you have formatted it.

For details of BBCode styles and formats available, check out: Agora's BBCode Guide

When writing your post you can add an attachment or image at any point by selecting the Attachments link beneath the text box:
https://emu.axiell.com/images/agorapro/attachments/63/mini_add-attachment1.gif


  1. Place the cursor where you want the image / attachment to display.

  2. Click the Attachments link. A pop-up window displays:
    https://emu.axiell.com/images/agorapro/attachments/63/mini_11082010-1342_attach2.gif

  3. Browse to the required attachment, enter a File name if required and select Submit:
    https://emu.axiell.com/images/agorapro/attachments/63/mini_attach3.gif

  4. In the My Uploads list, locate the attachment / image you wish to add to the topic and select the green tick (you may need to scroll to the right):
    https://emu.axiell.com/images/agorapro/attachments/63/mini_attach4.gif



06-Aug-10 10:30:29

All KE Staff should receive a notification of this new topic

If you would like to be subscribed to all Forums (without having to go through and subscribe to each one individually), please email gerard.wood@kesoftware.com.

05-Aug-10 07:23:29
Category: Announcements
Forum: Forum FAQ

Most likely this is because you are using Internet Explorer and the security settings are set too high or your organisation has implemented draconian security measures which are blocking functionality on this site.
Three solutions:


  1. Use another browser such as Firefox (this is generally considered to be a more secure option for web browsing in any case).

  2. Check your security settings in IE (Tools>Internet Options>Security) - set to Medium High or lower.

  3. In IE, select Tools>Internet Options>Advanced and select the Restore advanced settings button or the Reset button.

04-Aug-10 15:17:45
Category: Announcements
Forum: Forum FAQ

Unfortunately you can't. If you need a new forum created, please email gerard.wood@kesoftware.com

02-Aug-10 09:00:00
Things you should know about the EMuUsers Forum
Category: Announcements

Welcome to the new EMuUsers Forum. Here you will find content that was originally posted on EMuUsers.Org (hosted by Museum Victoria).

If you were a member of EMuUsers.Org your account has been migrated here and your password has probably been reset (it won't have been reset if you also had an account with KE Software's website). If your password does not work, try:

keguest

To receive an email notification of a new topic in a forum or a reply to a topic you are interested in, it is necessary to subscribe to the forum or topic (if you add a topic or reply to a topic you are automatically subscribed to it).

It is recommended that you subscribe to this Forum Announcements forum to receive important announcements and details of any new forums created (anyone who was a member of the original EMuUsers.Org is already subscribed to this Forum). You may also want to subscribe to the EMu Newsletter forum to receive announcements about the release of the newsletter.

To subscribe to all topics in a forum:
1. Select the Forum of interest on the Index page.
2. Hover over Forum Tools and select Subscribe to this forum.

To subscribe to a topic only:
1. Select the Forum of interest on the Index page.
2. Select the Topic of interest.
3. Hover over Post Tools and select Subscribe.

28-May-10 09:00:00
Category: Using EMu

It sounds to me like you're after the Global Replace tool. Full details about how to use this functionality are provided in the EMu Help (click the Help button in the Command Centre).

In the EMu Help you'll find details here:

Working With EMu Records>Add, Edit And Save Records>Editing Tools>Global Replace

-OR-

Simply search for "Global Replace"

Hope this helps you.

Cheers

Gerard

Hi Karen

Let me know how you go. Keep in mind that the documentation was written for Word 2002, not 2003, but from memory both versions of Word should behave the same - if you do run into any difficulties, please contact Support.

On the topic of assumed knowledge in documentation, I try to assume as little knowledge as possible when producing documentation - but where the line is drawn is a wee bit subjective. With statements such as "Now save the report back into EMu', it's generally been my practice to link that back to information about how to do it (in Report writing this step may be repeated many times and it's far more efficient to explain how to do so in one place and then link back to it whenever necessary); or if the instructions are given several times in preceding sections, to assume the reader has some familiarity with that step now.

Of course, it is possible you were using an old version of the Help documentation - while any documentation can always be improved, I think I ironed out a lot of the issues with the old Reports documentation (though as I say, there's always room for improvement, especially with this most taxing of tasks in EMu/Word!)

Gerard

Hi Karen

The Reports documentation in the EMu Help was completely rewritten in 2009 and, as with all our documentation, it was tested first. However, using VBA to create Word reports is not a trivial task especially for users with minimal VBA programming experience as there can be numerous reasons why things may not work, including which version of MS Word you are using. Without experience (and I'm not assuming you have none), it can be very difficult to identify exactly what the cause of any number of issues is.

Can you confirm that you are using a version of the EMu Help built after 9 July 09 (you can check this in the Help by selecting About EMu Help>Version). The Reports documentation was last updated then to reflect recent changes to MS Word. Unfortunately, the Visual Basic code used to produce a report in Microsoft Word or Excel differs slightly from one version of Microsoft Word or Excel to another and we simply can't create documentation for every version of Word (we do stress this in the Documentation, which is why some experience with VBA is desirable). The examples in our documentation were produced using Microsoft Word and Excel 2002.

If you are using the latest version of the Help and still believe there are holes in the instructions, please contact Support for assistance; perhaps the documentation needs further elaboration; perhaps there is an issue with the version of Word you are using, etc.

Regards,

Gerard

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Gerard Wood
Documentation Manager
KE Software
Melbourne, Australia
+61 3 9347 8844
www.kesoftware.com

18-Apr-06 09:00:00
Category: Using EMu

Hi Linda

Unfortunately the XSLT documentation arrived at EMuUsers in time for Forbes to go overseas and we expect it to be made available through EMuUsers as soon as he returns to Melbourne. In the meantime I've attached a pdf copy.

Gerard

Attachment: Adding a Page View.pdf

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