Narratives module

Narratives are designed to capture and publish the knowledge of your experts, and provide a way of presenting a Museum's collection within a cultural, historical or scientific context. EMu's Narratives module helps structure these stories for different types of publication, including delivery to the web. It stores historically significant, general or even ephemeral information gathered about the collections. In short, the Narratives module is designed to hold any interpretative information about a collection, as well as references to all of the resources (EMu and non-EMu) used to author it. The key feature of the Narratives module is its flexibility.

Narratives records might be used for:

  • Labels for exhibits.
  • Textual descriptions for brochures and programs.
  • Miscellaneous internal information management, e.g. a record of conversations held or correspondence sent and received.

Narratives are ideal for use in web based presentations of a collection.

As with the Catalogue module, the Narratives module occupies a central place in your collection. It draws together data from an array of satellite modules. As well as having tabs dedicated to specific modules, the Narratives module has numerous attachment fields to other modules.

A Narratives record includes:

  • Title, authors
  • The text of the narrative (plain text or formatted text)
  • Type, purpose and intended audience
  • Subjects and keywords of the narrative
  • Interview details
  • Correspondence details
  • Related publications and documentation
  • Verification and authorization details