EMu modules and how to work with them

In this section you will find a description of each EMu module and details about how the module is used to manage your collection.

Tip: See The Ribbon for details of all commands available in a module.

The management of a collection can involve a vast amount of information about collection objects / items, people and organizations, events, administration and more.

In EMu this information is stored in modules that are specific to the type of information. There is, for example:

  • A Catalogue module that records information about each object in the collection.
  • An Insurance module that records details about insurers or indemnifying agencies, policy and cover details, renewal dates and details of any claims.
  • A Parties module that records details about all people and organizations involved in some way with your institution's collection. These organizations or individuals may have donated objects to the institution, may be conservators, transporters, exhibition organizers, or any number of other roles.

At EMu's core is a configurable multi-discipline Catalogue and surrounding the Catalogue is a suite of modules that supports all museum management functions. These modules can be grouped into two main categories:

  • Catalogue support modules
    These contain information that supplements a record in the Catalogue. The Parties module, which records details about the people and organizations with a connection to an institution's collection, and the Multimedia module, which holds images, video and audio resources, are examples of Catalogue support modules.
  • Collection Management modules
    These hold information used in the management of objects in your collection. The Locations module, which records storage and display locations in your institution, and the Insurance module are examples of Collection Management modules.

EMu modules are accessed through the Command Centre, which displays when you log in to EMu.