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1 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments EMu New Developments Ian Turnbull Chief Operating Officer KE Software

2 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments EMu releases Policy of frequent releases. Customers select releases based on features they require. Released:  3.1.01 – Feb 2006  3.1.02 – Apr 2006  3.2.01 – Jun 2006  3.2.02 – Sep 2006  3.2.03 – Mar 2007 Upcoming:  3.2.04 – Jun 2007  3.3.01 – later in 2007

3 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Resources3.1.01 Allows web searches to be launched based on data in current record. Resources defined in Registry, with Resource menu built dynamically. Simple XML based language used to define resource. Resource can be any document type (e.g. Word document).

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5 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments New Index Types3.1.01 Index support for ISNULL and NOT ISNULL searching (that is !* and * queries). Index support for leading letter pattern searches (that is a*, abc{a-e}*, ^ab?, etc.). New Admin Task to view current indexing information. Registry entries used to configure indexing: System|Setting|Table|table|Stem Index|colname;colname;... System|Setting|Table|table|Phonetic Index|colname;colname;... System|Setting|Table|table|Null Index|colname;colname;... System|Setting|Table|table|Partial Index|colname=parts;colname=parts;...

6 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Page View3.1.01 Fully customizable record display view. Any XSLT based report can be used. Access to data fields controlled by field/record security. Support for simple HTML documents. Support for complex XSLT templates. View integrated into standard EMu environment.

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8 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Copy/Paste from List Mode3.1.01 Current or selected rows copied to Windows clipboard. Various formats supported:  BIFF (Excel)  HTML  CSV  Text Copy limited only by amount of PC’s memory.

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10 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Record Level Security3.1.01 Provides security on a per record basis for:  Display  Edit  Delete Can use any fields to form part of security (e.g. Department). Security can be set for users, groups or everyone. Require daSecurity privilege to change security settings. [restricted] displayed for “hidden” records, empty for reports. Security built into server, so enforced for all access. To edit a record operational Edit (daEdit) and Record Edit privileges required.

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12 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Help System3.1.02 Help converted from HTML to Windows CHM format. Help restructured to present consistent view. Administration section added. FAQ section added. Context sensitive help for all commands and dialogs. Extensive EMu Registry settings section. Field level help module.

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15 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Data Import Facility3.2.01 Import data in Tab delimited, CSV or XML format. Replicates the interactive insertion mechanism:  Default values added  Uniqueness checks performed  Unique number assignment  Mandatory fields checked  Auto fill applied  Any special on-save processing executed Requires daImport privilege in addition to normal Insertion/Edit permissions.

16 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Data Import Facility3.2.01 Wizard to guide you through the import process. Record creation and update supported. Multimedia can be imported with resolutions generated. Record attachment supported for references:  Create new record  Use first match  Ask which match to use  Generate an error Import report and error file produced as output. Batch identifier can be assigned to records imported. XML import uses same format as EMu XML Report.

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18 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments An image of a house. A classic 1950's design. Needs a coat of paint. John Smith Bill Wilson C:\Images\House Image.jpg A 1950's Car! C:\Images\Car 1950.jpg

19 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments HTML mark-up for Narratives3.2.02 Narratives module supports HTML mark-up. Integrated HTML editor with support for external editors. Only “body” part of mark-up stored in module. Formatting allows for greater control over narrative layout. Text only narratives still supported.

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21 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Batch update tools Tools to allow batch updates of related data:  Relocation tool3.1.01  Taxonomic re-identification tool3.1.01  Revaluation tool3.2.02  Condition check tool3.2.04

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23 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Image resolution for Reports3.2.02 Set image resolution to use for reports with multimedia. Reduces network traffic when generating reports. Allows high resolution master images to be hidden.

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25 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Web Services Integration3.2.02 Standard Web Services structure added to EMu. Web-based support for:  Object Locator  Web maps  DiGIR (Distributed Generic Information Retrieval)  Portal Client-based support for:  Object Locator  Web maps

26 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Replaced image libraries with ImageMagick for image processing. ImageMagick Open Source image libraries, developing and well supported. Supports over 100 different image formats. Support for 8 bits and 16 bits per pixel images. Support for RGB/CMYK Colour Space. Faster and more accurate image resizing. Fuller set of image properties. Dynamically loaded by EMu (MAGICK_HOME). New Image Libraries3.2.03

27 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Multimedia User Interface changes3.2.03 Replaced Add Media dialogue box with Windows Explorer based dialog box. Added Add URL and Add Reference dialogue boxes. Drag and Drop files and URL’s into Multimedia module. Resizing of media viewer. Resolutions tab: MD5 checksums, Colour Space (RGB, CMYK), Image Type (Mono, Greyscale, True Colour, Palette), Image Resolution (Pixels per Inch), Colour Depth, Colours. Characteristics tab: Automatic extraction of master image properties for Width, Height, MD5 Checksum, File Size, Image Resolution (PPI), Colour Depth New image, video, audio components.

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29 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments EMu Registry – Image Formats3.2.03 EMu queries ImageMagick to determine image coders installed. All coders with a Windows MIME type of “image” are made available. Standard image formats supported:  BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, JP2, DCX, PCX, PNG, TGA, PCS, TIF, TIFF Registry entries used to add/remove image coders: System|Setting|Multimedia|Images|Include|type;type;... System|Setting|Multimedia|Images|Exclude|type;type;... System|Setting|Multimedia|Images|Include|ps;eps System|Setting|Multimedia|Images|Exclude|dcx;pcx

30 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments EMu Registry – Video Formats3.2.03 EMu queries Windows to determine video drivers installed. All installed drivers are made available. Standard video formats supported:  ASF, ASX, AVI, M1V, M2V, MOD, MP2, MP2V, MPA, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPv2, WM, WMV, WMX, WVX Registry entries used to limit video drivers available: System|Setting|Multimedia|Video|Exclude|type;type;... System|Setting|Multimedia|Video|Exclude|asf;wm

31 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments EMu Registry – Audio Formats3.2.03 EMu queries Windows to determine audio drivers installed. All installed drivers are made available. Standard audio formats supported:  AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AU, M3U, MID, MP3, RMI, SND, WAV, WAX, WMA Registry entries used to limit audio drivers available: System|Setting|Multimedia|Audio|Exclude|type;type;... System|Setting|Multimedia|Audio|Exclude|mp3

32 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Image Metadata3.2.03 Support for Image metadata formats:  EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) [JPEG, TIFF]  IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) [JPEG, TIFF, PICT, PS, PSD]  XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) [JPEG, TIFF] New “Metadata” tab in Multimedia Repository for extracted information. Extraction of EXIF, IPTC and XMP properties for insertion into empty Multimedia module fields. EMu Registry entries control what properties are extracted. Embedding of EXIF, IPTC and XMP metadata in derivatives. EMu Registry entries control what properties are embedded.

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34 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments EMu Registry – Extract Metadata3.2.03 Metadata to be extracted from master image and placed into columns in the Multimedia module. Default is that no metadata is extracted. Extracted data is only added if column is empty. Registry entries used to extract metadata: System|Setting|Multimedia|Metadata|Extract|type|colname|tag;... System|Setting|Multimedia|Metadata|Extract|Exif|MulTitle|1:270 System|Setting|Multimedia|Metadata|Extract|IPTC|DetSubject_tab|2:25 System|Setting|Multimedia|Metadata|Extract|XMP|MulCreator_tab|http:/ /purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/:creator

35 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments EMu Registry – Embed Metadata3.2.03 Metadata to embed in derived resolutions from master image. Default is that no metadata is embedded. Registry entries used to embed metadata: System|Setting|Multimedia|Metadata|Embed|type|format|tag;... System|Setting|Multimedia|Metadata|Embed|EXIF|Default|2:36867 System|Setting|Multimedia|Metadata|Embed|IPTC|JPEG|All;-2:10 System|Setting|Multimedia|Metadata|Embed|XMP|200:200:JPEG|http://ns. adobe.com/tiff/1.0/:;-http://ns.adobe.com/tiff/1.0/:Orientation System|Setting|Multimedia|Metadata|Embed|XMP|90:90:JPEG|None

36 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Multimedia Update/generate tools3.2.03 Multimedia update tool extracts metadata and characteristic values from master image and updates values in record. Column extraction is not performed. Multimedia generate tool embeds metadata in derived images as per registry settings.

37 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Revised Conservation Module3.2.03 Implementation of recommendations of customer working group co-ordinated through emuusers.org. Fully backwards compatible with previous Conservation module. All data in existing module is preserved in the new version. Administrators can choose limit certain Groups/Users to one-to- one relationships between Conservation and Catalogue. Upgrading customers can select to use old or new Conservation tabs or combination of both.

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39 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Automatic Sorting after Search3.2.03 Users can select a sort criteria to be run once a search completes. Sort commences immediately after query completes and can be cancelled if desired.

40 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments EMu releases Released:  3.1.01 – Feb 2006  3.1.02 – Apr 2006  3.2.01 – Jun 2006  3.2.02 – Sep 2006  3.2.03 – Mar 2007 Upcoming:  3.2.04 – Jun 2007  3.3.01 – later in 2007

41 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Mini-Multimedia Components3.2.04 New components that implement the standard Multimedia tab functionality. At design time can be dropped on tabs to provide context based image/video/audio support. Link to multimedia via a separate set of multimedia reference columns. Full resize support.

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43 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Georeferencing Information3.2.04 Proposal for georeferencing changes emerging from EMu Natural History Users SIG and coordinated via emuusers.org. Definition of core set of fields for capturing georeferencing information. EMu engine adjustment to accommodate recommendations for precision retention when converting between Latitude or Longitude Degrees/Minutes/Seconds and Decimal (and vice- versa).

44 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Other Enhancements3.2.04 Condition check update tool. For multiple language customers the ability to change language order “on the fly”. New module for administration of static and dynamic record Groups. Standard reports for Field Help module that allow easy export of the full EMu schema. JDBC driver to provide live access to EMu tables.

45 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Unicode3.3.01 Support for most known character sets. Replace Windows client-side control set with UTF-16 compatible controls. Upgrade EMu server-side engine to provide UTF-8 support. abcd áçèîö άβγζ прсту הוזחט قليص

46 Collections Management Museums EMu – New Developments Possible Future Enhancements Upgrade “look and feel” to Windows Vista. Ability for a user to change login groups “on the fly”. Allow data updates via Shortcut facility. Implementation of emerging standards (ABCD, Z39.87, etc.). More Web Services interfaces (OAI, etc.). Enhance query optimiser to provide faster cross-module searching.

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