Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oriental Institute Integrated Database Announcement

September 8, 2010 [links added]
In an effort to merge all of the Oriental Institute's records, documents, photographs, and field records into a single integrated computer database (IDB), the Institute has purchased the KE Software EMu (Electronic Museum) database system. Software installation and training will start in November 2010, with data migration to follow over the winter, and the new integrated database should be up and running in the spring of 2011.
Access to the public component of our Integrated Database will start soon after the system is up and running in spring 2011, via a link from the Oriental Institute website.
The first two data sets to be migrated into the new Integrated Database are our Museum Registration database and our Research Archives (Library) Catalog. Additional data sets will be migrated into the IDB over the next 3 to 10 years, including Conservation Records, Map Collections, Museum Photographic Database, and the Oriental Institute Museum Archives.

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