HistoryIT’s integrated digital asset management allows managers to upload digital documents, images, audio/visual files, born digital materials, and more, and associate each file with any item in a collection. The highly secure infrastructure and customized restricted access allows easy control of collections containing both dark and publicly available materials in the same system. HistoryIT provides the option of customized templates that allow users to define the structures of their collections. Flexible organizational structures allow multiple item types within any given collection and make all items easily discoverable.
HistoryIT’s ability to integrate enhanced metadata tags connects online visitors with different vocabularies and educational levels to the rich content in your collections. Items uploaded to HistoryIT’s Digital Platform Environment can have fully searchable and editable automated transcripts. And advanced search forms can be easily created to provide a single search experience across different kinds of items and multiple collections.
HistoryIT provides a multitude of ways to share the materials it houses. Our public web site tools support immediate access to unrestricted catalog and digital files. Public Galleries can display materials based on a subject tag, person’s name, date range, or other specified criteria. Our Exhibit Builder tool allows collection managers to select items from across collections, write captions, select designs, and then share on any public web site link. And an Application Program Interface [API] is available for advanced web developers to build a customized site linked to a HistoryIT account.