This year brings exciting changes to CatalogIt, beginning with our official launch next month. In 2018 we focused on building out the essentials of a solid product and platform - one that delivers value, is scalable, and is ready for the next wave of enhancements. During the course of 2019, expect to see a great deal of new functionality in core cataloging along with features to engage with your collection and put it to work. We are excited about how far CatalogIt has come and we hope you are too- tell your friends!
In this newsletter, we will share highlights of the roadmap for CatalogIt's journey this year and also outline the four subscription plans CatalogIt will be offering at launch. Additionally, as has become CatalogIt custom, we spotlight one of our users with a particularly unique collection.
We have big plans for CatalogIt this year. To start with, we’re continuing to grow and improve the core product and platform. Soon, look for more classifications delivered with a better way to browse and choose, multi-select and bulk operations, structured search, better account administration (access controls, roles, collaborators), improved reporting and exporting, sharing on social media, support for more types of media (video and audio), and much more. As we build out the capabilities of the core platform we’ll also be adding features to allow you to work with your collections in new and exciting ways like selectively publishing to the Web, publishing a book of your favorite Entries, creating presentations and slideshows, basic commerce activity (connecting with professional services, posting to eBay), and more. Along the way, we’ll continue to find ways to creatively integrate technology with collections management to create more relevant, engaging and insightful interactions - ones that delight, inform, and tell the Story of Things.
Beginning in February, CatalogIt will be offering subscription plans designed for Personal Collectors, Museums, Organizations, and Conservators. In early February, we will update our website with descriptions of each plan type, and the pricing tiers within each. You’ve already selected your Plan, your tier will be based on the number of Entries you store and manage.
The monthly subscription cost for a plan is based on the number of entries and permitted users in the account, with a discount for annual subscribers. Below are our planned prices assuming a one-year subscription. All plans are FREE with full functionality for up to 100 entries.
The Personal plan includes up to three users. After the first free 100 entries, pricing starts at $10/month for up to 2,500 entries; $15/month for up to 5,000 entries, and $20/month for up to 20,000 entries.
Museum and Organization plans include up to five users, with pricing beginning at $30/month up to 25,000 entries; $40/month for up to 75,000 entries, and $50/month for up to 200,000 entries. (We will continue to scale for accounts larger than 200,000 entries).
Our Conservator plan also includes up to five users, with pricing beginning at $30/month for up to 2,500 entries; $40/month for up to 5,000 entries; and $50/month for up to 20,000 entries.
Additional users can be added to any plan for $5/month per user.
If you’ve exceeded 100 entries, we’ll be asking you to visit our website in February to complete your subscription. If you are not yet up to 100 entries, keep on cataloging! We’ll reach out to you when you get there.
For those of you that are associated with museums or with other entities that manage collections, it is pretty easy to know what should be cataloged. For you private collectors though, the question of what to catalog is a valid one. We recently created a short blog post on our website that may give you some good ideas- please take a look!
The American Bookbinders Museum, in San Francisco, CA, is truly a unique place- they claim to be the only museum of its kind in North America, but I’d be willing to bet that there isn’t one like it in South America either! A visit to this gem of a museum will enable you to really appreciate the beauty and the technology involved in creating books- from the earliest forms of bookbinding through the industrial revolution. You’ll see enormous hand-operated presses that were used to stamp and emboss books, as well as the machinery used to sew the bindings and to cut pages, and you’ll learn how pages are printed and folded to be incorporated into books. It is well worth a visit next time you are in San Francisco.
We are grateful for all of you and for your continued support,
The CatalogIt Team