While we continue to work remotely, we know that many of you are returning to your museums and offices. We hope you all stay healthy and safe while you continue to navigate this new normal.
Wherever you are working from, we want to ensure everything is running smoothly. For us, that means a lot of behind the scenes infrastructure upgrades to make sure everything works as well as you expect. While you may not always notice the upgrades, we hope they continue to enhance your CatalogIt experience. We are committed to making your work as easy as possible - whether this means seamlessly accessing your collections while working from home, or quickly and securely working on your collection from storage.
One major update that you will see is our inclusion of a new “Ethnography” expansion panel. We previously included the ability to add in the specific culture, tribe and cultural region to specific object classifications. Now, you can include ethnography with all classifications - allowing you to be as specific as you want in terms of cultural or tribal group, and cultural region.
And don’t forget - if you ever have any questions about CatalogIt and how to most efficiently use it, visit our support page or contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always happy to help!
As museums slowly reopen, we know that one-on-one collections access will be limited at first. Knowing that allowing research access is a continuing and ongoing part of collections care, it is important to utilize all the resources you can as effectively as possible. Aside from the CatalogIt HUB, reports - whether sent in the mail or saved as a PDF and emailed - are key in sharing information with your researchers, students, community, and scholars.
As CatalogIt allows you to keep your collection information at your fingertips, compiling information for research requests is simple. Easily create a new private folder for that research request (remember, you can have as many folders as you need and you can easily delete the working folder when you are done with it) and include any and all object records in the folder that match the request. Once you have populated your folder, all you have to do is create your report, save it as a PDF or print it to your printer) and send it out. While some Collections Management Software relies on complicated report writers such as Powerbuilder or Crystal Reports, CatalogIt allows you to create your customized report, with as much or as little information as you would like, on the fly. It couldn’t be easier to share information with your community!
Check out this blog post for more information on how to print your collections: Print or Email - sharing your information with your community.
Logan Square Preservation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating citizens about three goals:
The Logan Square neighborhood, located on the northwest side of the City of Chicago, is characterized by prominent historical boulevards and large bungalow-style homes. Logan Square was once known for its large Norwegian-American population.
To learn more, visit Logan Square Preservation Archive on the [CatalogIt HUB](https://hub.catalogit.app/2670) and take in some of the history of this important and historic Chicago neighborhood!
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