We have extensive experience in helping heritage and cultural institutions improve the management and online discovery of archival data. This enables wider public interest and more effective digital curation. We can help you to publish your collections, manage more effectively and reach a wider audience.
For the majority of institutions, we recommend AtoM . We feel that AtoM is the best open-source platform for catalogue management and online discovery currently available.
We have contributed programming code to the AtoM project (published in v2.7), and were part of a development group discussing possible future technical directions .
We can help with:
We feel (strongly) that Archives should be perceived as more than just collections of references and descriptions in boxes. Your assets can significantly improve public interest when presented in an effective way. We can produce a unique, customised ‘story-telling’ website that can make full use of your Archival holdings:
The increasing demand for online access to heritage assets is driving the need for digitisation and presentation of digital surrogates. As a result, digitisation and digital asset management (DAM) is now a key consideration for most heritage organisations.
For large, institution-level preservation projects we recommend discussing your requirements with Arkivum® . Their cloud-based preservation solution is trusted, comprehensive and secure.
For smaller, 'departmental' preservation projects, we normally suggest Archivematica® due to strong links with AtoM and its ability to integrate with other applications. We can provide:
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If you need additional reports about the contents of your archive, we can develop a bespoke management website utilising data held in AtoM (or other MySQL database).
If you think that our Archival services could help with your catalogue project, then please get in touch