Computerized collections database
Our Anthropology Collections Database has recently migrated to a new information management software system called EMu.
With collections numbering over 1.5 million objects (and growing), EMu is helping us manage our records efficiently in several ways:
- A high level of relationality – Information about objects, places, people, and collecting events is now all linked together throughout the database.
- Interdepartmental data sharing – Our Botany and Zoology departments are also using the same EMu database software, a vital step towards uniting all of the Museum's 70+ academic databases into as a shared pool of vital collections information.
- Access from the web – Scholars and local
community experts in the Pacific may request password access to our new Anthropology Web Portal.
- Contribute to our
collections information using our Web Portal's innovative Notebook Page where you may write down your own observations, corrections, and comments about every object in our collections.
- Expert participation – If you are interested in web access to our collections database, please email: Chris Philipp, Department of Anthropology at email@example.com.