We are excited to announce that CatalogIt has now officially launched- thus, moving beyond our Early Access phase. We thank all of you who participated and gave valuable feedback as Early Access users. You helped us make CatalogIt a great product, guiding us to improve product features and capabilities, and enabling us to offer more collection types. We are deeply grateful! This is just the beginning- CatalogIt continues to evolve and grow, always with an eye toward harnessing new technology to tell The Story of Things.
Please read! Below we provide important information about your account going forward.If you currently have more than 100 Entries in CatalogIt, you must subscribe to continue with full read/write access to your account. As we announced in last month’s newsletter, CatalogIt will remain free for up to 100 Entries for all Account types (Personal, Museum, Organization, or Conservator).
If you’ve exceeded 100 Entries, you will need to upgrade your free subscription to the appropriate paid subscription size which fits your collection by visiting Subscription in your Settings or clicking here. Please do so by April 20, 2019.
We’ve recently added several new classifications: Postcards, Jewelry and Botany. The latter should prove particularly interesting- among our current users are historic houses and farms who have asked for the ability to include their horticultural collections in their catalogs. Our intent is to continually add new, detailed classifications. In the near future, we’ll be adding Furniture, Tools, and Clothing/Costumes. If there’s a classification that would help you in your cataloging please let us know.
It takes time to catalog- why bother? We often think about the need to document our things, but then, other priorities interfere. This short blog provides seven reasons for documenting sooner rather than later. Spoiler alert: the last one is the best- cataloging can be fun, and CatalogIt makes cataloging both fun and easy. Enjoy!
John F. Kennedy University Museum Studies program is now offering a Continuing Education Series of online courses developed and taught by JFKU Museum Studies faculty. Each of the five courses includes 10-12 hours of content with online learning modules to be done at your own pace. These courses are specifically created for volunteers, non-expert staff, and board members of museums interested in learning the fundamental ideas that propel museum work. California Association of Museums (CAM) Members receive a 20% discount! You can find [more information here - check it out!
Thank you again for your support!
The CatalogIt Team