Digital Continuity with OAIS and Archivematica

 

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Archivematica and OAIS

Will “going digital” solve all your problems? Or, will it make life more complicated. This blog considers Digital Continuity – having plans and procedures in place to ensure that your digital assets will last for many years to come. This blog proposes digital continuity with OAIS and Archivematica.

 

An entire industry is growing up around the issue of digital continuity. Our Eloquent technical team is getting a lot of questions:

  • Are there really many different types of PDFs? Down the road, will I be able to read some, but not others?
  • Will my digital documents be accepted in court? Do they contain proof that they were not modified?
  • Is it true that Jpeg pictures will corrupt over time?

Eloquent customers have a single portal into all their information: physical or digital; archives, library, museum, or business records. They use the common tools Continue reading

Going public with the rich holdings of Independence Seaport Museum – a Case Study

SeaportThe director of  the archives for this prestigious maritime museum describes her experience of streamlining the fractured and arduous administrative procedures in her institution within a few short months after taking the job. Her rich holdings are now online for public viewing.

 
Case Study by:
Terry L. Potter
Director of  the J. Welles Henderson Archives & Library
Independence Seaport Museum
 
I am writing to express how very pleased I am with the Eloquent Archives software. We are small archive with minimal staff and a very rich collection.   It is difficult to know where to begin Continue reading

VanDusen Botanical Garden selects Eloquent Library™ for Mobile-Friendly public access to their Resource Centre

VanDusen LogoThis popular public garden is a community treasure for members and volunteers as well as the general public year-round. They have courses and entertainment for all ages. The library, with its unique collection of material, is a natural extension of the garden. Eloquent Library software makes the online library a natural extension of their website.
 
Vancouver, BC – September 29, 2016. Eloquent Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that VanDusen Botanical Garden has selected the Eloquent Library™ software. Patrons use mobile devices or any desktop browser for Continue reading

The Branson School goes live with Mobile-Friendly Eloquent Archives

branson_logo_647-575_lgThis California school is now “live” with archives software that , is mobile-friendly, runs in the cloud, is a seamless extension of their website, and supports all types of digital content. An auto-published historical timeline offers an additional portal into their rich database of history. Priceless promotion!

 Vancouver, BC – September 13, 2016. Eloquent Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that The Branson School has selected the Eloquent Archives™ software which is mobile-friendly and supports all popular Internet browsers. Their historical timeline, automatically published by the software, shows a rich heritage starting in the 1910’s and moving Continue reading

Henry Ford Health System selects Eloquent Systems for Mobile-Friendly Historical Archives

hfhs-logo100 years ago Henry Ford, who created the auto industry’s first production line, financed and built the Henry Ford Hospital.  Today the Henry Ford Health System is the only organization in the U.S. to win all five major health care quality awards. The rich archives of this institution are managed with Eloquent Archives™.

Vancouver, BC – September 8, 2016 – Eloquent Systems Inc is pleased to announce that Henry Ford Health System (Lam Archives) has upgraded their Eloquent Archives™ software to the latest version which is mobile-friendly. The responsive-design make it easy to read and operate on a smart phone and tablet as well as with any desk top browser. The new Eloquent Mobile technology also makes their archival holdings Continue reading

Eloquent Systems releases Mobile-Friendly WebGENCAT 7.1

Mobile DevicesThe major advancement in the Version 7.1 product line is the Mobile-Friendly access for all applications – archives, library, museum, records. Responsive design enables a single version to be used on all devices. It simply reformats the output to fit the viewing screen, making everything easy to read and navigate. Several customers who have already gone public with this release are very pleased with how easy it is to use and to personalize, providing a seamless interface to their website.

 August 22, 2016 – Vancouver, BC – Eloquent Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Version 7.1 of the entire Eloquent product line. Select customers are already updated and enjoying many of the enhancements in this Mobile-Friendly version. Continue reading

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University selects Eloquent for Mobile-Friendly access into Archives

er-logo-1970sThe public can use a mobile device or any browser to explore the rich history of aviation as recorded and digitized by this university that grew out of a company co-founded in 1925 by a barn-storming pilot. Today it is a world leader in aviation and aeronautical higher education.

Vancouver, BC – July 19, 2016. Eloquent Systems Inc is pleased to announce that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has upgraded their Eloquent Archives™ software to the new version which supports mobile devices as well as all popular browsers. With the new software their archival holdings become an integral part of their university website.

The historical records of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s three campuses-Daytona Beach, Fla., Prescott, Ariz., and the Worldwide Campus-plus all of its Continue reading

Palmer College of Chiropractic selects Eloquent Systems for Mobile-Friendly access to Archival Holdings

palmer_college_logoThe public can use any browser or mobile device to find all types of digital content in the archives of the Palmer College – founded in 1897 by the discoverer of chiropractic.

Vancouver, BC – July 12, 2016. Eloquent Systems Inc is pleased to announce that the Palmer College of Chiropractic has upgraded their Eloquent Archives™ software to the new mobile-friendly version which supports mobile devices as well as all popular browsers.

In many ways, the early history of chiropractic is the history of three generations of Palmers. Continue reading

Football Stadium Celebrated with Historical Timeline

Taylor FieldThe City of Regina Archives contains memories going back to the 1880’s. Their software automatically publishes & updates a Historical Timeline available to the public.

The City of Regina Archives has utilized the Eloquent Archives Timeline Publisher to trace the history of Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field in honour of the Farewell Season.  A new Mosaic Stadium is currently under construction and will be ready for the Saskatchewan Roughriders 2017 season.  The timeline combines major milestones in the history of the stadium with major points in Regina’s history. 

The pictures, text, and great memories for the timeline are all in their archives database. Publishing is simply a matter of Continue reading

Streaming PDF, Video, Audio – no more long downloads

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Every Eloquent database can include all types of digital content. Users find it with any Internet browser or mobile device.

Do your users complain about the time it takes to download the digital content in your databases? You can solve that by storing them so they will stream.

Your users should find it very intuitive. They already use the tools when searching the Internet. They do not need to download any software.

In your Eloquent database you will probably have only one digital object on a page along with a lot of descriptive information. This blog shows many samples so you can imagine what your users will see.

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