EMu database for Engineering collections

The Melbourne School of Engineering is implementing the EMu collection management system to manage its cultural collections and increase their accessibility. The database will integrate the existing collections across the school (Computing & Information Systems, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Surveying & Geomatic Engineering, and the A.G.M. Michell Collection), while adding additional items held in other parts of the school. An online version of the database will make the collection widely accessible, and support student projects, crowd-sourcing of information and alumni engagement.

Used by major museums and collecting institutions around the world, the EMu database was an application built on database indexing and searching algorithms developed originally in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Melbourne. The database is now owned by Swedish informatics company Axiell; the Asia-Pacific office remains in Carl

Watching an Engineering Students’ Club ‘piano chop’ at the Student Union, 1964. Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne. Photograph Paul Mosig

Image: Watching an Engineering Students’ Club ‘piano chop’ at the Student Union, 1964. Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne. Photograph Paul Mosig