It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly upon us. With springtime coming to an end, it is a great time to take care of some collections spring cleaning and go through your database. Need a clean up idea? Spend some time cleaning up your profiles! Learn how to do that here.
We are happy to announce our newest product enhancements. You are now able to create and add tags and folders right from the object entry record!. No more having to set up your folders and tags in advance-- you can create new tags and folders as you need them. This will help both streamline your processes and save you time! You can see a brief video of how to create tags here. You can now create folders the same way.
Stay tuned for future product enhancements - we have exciting things coming soon!
CatalogIt was proud to sponsor the Association of Midwest Museums program: “Preparing for the Virtual Long Game.” This program provided context for understanding “virtual” as a method of practice—one with a long history in the museum profession—while unlocking the potential for online programming to become a long-term solution for community access, outreach, and engagement. For information on AMM and future online programs, please visit https://www.midwestmuseums.org/about/
Stay tuned for more information about future programs--virtual and in person--CatalogIt will be participating in.
All collections have stories to tell. Each story begins with a single item — where, when, how, and by whom it was made; what it was used for; and how it came to be where it is today. As an item’s story unfolds, it is enriched by relationships to other items, people, and places. By allowing the cataloger to record related persons, organizations, publications, or entries CatalogIt empowers its users to discover these interconnected stories and present them in an accessible, inspiring format.
You’ll find the “Relationships” expansion panel in nearly all Classifications as well as in several Profiles. It enables you to document the web of related persons, organizations, publications, events, and even other entries within your account. Visit our blog to learn more about how relationships can help enrich your documentation.
Spanning two centuries of history, the Key West Art and Historical Society is preserving the cultural heritage of the Florida Keys. There are four diverse sites to visit and explore: the Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters, the Fort East Martello Museum, and the Tennessee Williams Museum.
Their permanent collection highlights the people, places, and events that have shaped the Florida Keys. Pieces include contemporary and historic art and artifacts, photographs, textiles, and archives. Discover collections from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Mario Sanchez. Also included are pieces from the many industries that have shaped Key West’s prosperity and maritime heritage as well as relics from the Civil War. See if the stories are true and take a peek at the eerie and mysterious Robert the Doll...if you dare!
Can't make it down to beautiful Key West? Please take a moment to view their wonderful collections published to their website here!
We’d love to introduce you to Butters and Zuni - the Cats of CatalogIt! Butters and Zuni have been with CatalogIt from the very start, occupying valuable office space and ensuring our Co-Founders, Dan and Howard, take the required breaks in order to feed and comb.
We love all of our furry associates - keep an eye out for more introductions in the coming months.
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