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Interviews:

Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Mark Pajak, Head of Digital

  • [00:00] Introduction - about the Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.
  • [00:27] Why are the collections at Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives so important?
  • [01:05] Who accesses the records and for what purpose?
  • [02:27] How does EMu support data on various different collection types?
  • [03: 23] What are the main benefits of using EMu to manage your collection?
  • [05:10] What benefits do you get from using EMu daily in your job?
  • [05:50] What functionality do you find the most useful within EMu?
  • [06:36] What would be your main reason for recommending EMu to another institution?

Chatsworth House Trust

James Towe, Archivist and Librarian

  • [00:00] Introduction - about Chatsworth House Trust.
  • [00:14] Why are the archives at the Chatsworth House so important?
  • [00:58] Who accesses the records and for what purpose?
  • [01:59] What are the main benefits of using EMu to manage your collection?
  • [02:42] What are your goals in relation to your archival collection?
  • [03:52] What benefits do you get from using EMu daily in your job?
  • [04:20] What functionality do you find the most useful within EMu?
  • [04:55] What would be your main reason for recommending EMu to another archives institution?

Durham University

Helen Armstrong, Collections Registrar for Culture Durham

  • [00:00] Introduction - about Durham University.
  • [01:23] Why are the collections at Durham University so important?
  • [02:57] What different users in your organisation use Adlib and for what purposes?
  • [03:25] How does Adlib help support teaching and research at the University?
  • [04:40] How do you use Adlib to support outreach and engagement?
  • [06:44] How does Adlib help you to achieve these goals?
  • [07:46] What benefits do you get from using Adlib daily in your job?
  • [08:42] What functionality do you find the most useful within Adlib?
  • [10:47] What has the implementation helped you achieve?
  • [11:38] What would be your main reason for recommending Adlib to another institution?

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Melissa Bechhoefer, Anthropology Collections Manager & NAGPRA coordinator; Sam Schiller, Archivist

Since filming, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science have gone live with IMu. 

  • [00:00] Introduction - about Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
  • [00:40] What benefits do you get from using EMu daily in your job?
  • [02:36] What benefits can you see for the future with EMu?
  • [04:32] How well can you streamline work processes across the different departments using this solution?
  • [06:20] Can you talk about your experience with the transition process?
  • [07:23] What would be your main reason for recommending the solution to another museum?

Manchester Art Gallery

David Carden, Collections Assistant

  • [00:00] Introduction - about Manchester Art Gallery.
  • [01:13] Why did your organisation choose EMu to manage your collection?
  • [02:20] What are your goals in relation to your arts collection?
  • [03:04] What benefits do you get from using EMu daily in your job?
  • [03:53] What functionality do you find the most useful within EMu?
  • [04:17] Have you tailored EMu to meet the specific needs of your organisation?
  • [4:56] What would be your main reason for recommending EMu to another institution?

New York Botanical Garden

Barbara Thiers, Director of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium

  • [00:00] Introduction - about NYBG.
  • [00:44] What benefits do you get from using EMu daily in your job?
  • [02:18] Can you talk about the choice between an open source system and EMu, a commercial system?
  • [04:18] Can you talk about the support you receive from Axiell?
  • [05:28] What benefits does active involvement in the user community bring to yourself and the museum?
  • [07:05] What would be your main reason for recommending the solution to another museum?

Royal Albert Hall

Suzanne Keyte, Archivist

  • [00:00] Introduction - about Royal Albert Hall.
  • [00:36] Why are the archives at the Royal Albert Hall so important?
  • [03:10] Why did your organisation choose Calm to manage your archives?
  • [04:24] What are your goals in relation to your archival collection?
  • [05:25] What benefits do you get from using Calm daily in your job?
  • [04:17] What functionality do you find the most useful within Calm?
  • [06:39] What would be your main reason for recommending Calm to another archives institution?

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Paula DeStefano, Associate Registrar; Julia Hofer, Registration Database Specialist

  • [00:00] Introduction - about Winterthur Museum, Gallery & Garden.
  • [00:58] What benefits do you get from using EMu daily in your job?
  • [01:29] What benefits can you see for the future with EMu?
  • [01:29] Can you talk about what benefits EMu brings to the museum as a whole?
  • [02:12] Can you describe what the ‘Yuletide’ event is?
  • [02:42] Do you use EMu as part of the planning process for the installations?
  • [:] Are there tools within EMu that help you manage having such a large percentage of your collection on display?
  • [03:58] Can you talk about how the Conservation Department's use of EMu will potentially help them in their daily tasks?
  • [05:05] How does having an additional department using EMu benefit the museum?
  • [06:00] Would you recommend EMu to other institutions?
     

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Larry Gall, Head, Computer Systems Office; Informatics Manager, Entomology

  • [00:00] Introduction - about the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
  • [00:31] What benefits do you get from using EMu daily in your job?
  • [00:56] As part of the integration with a university do you have obligations to produce data to a higher level? What tools in EMu do you use to contribute data to this level?
  • [01:27] How does EMu allow you to achieve the digital asset management goals of the university?
  • [02:12] How does the open aspect of the software help you in your job?
  • [02:42] What tools in EMu do you use to help increase the number of digitised records?
  • [03:58] What benefits does active involvement in the user community bring to yourself and the museum? [NHSIG - Natural History Special Interest Group]
  • [05:05] Talk about your involvement in the development of GUID functionality and how that was achieved.
  • [06:00] What would be your main reason for recommending the solution to another museum?

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