We know that many of you are interested in the challenges small museums face when digitising their collections. In the Southland region of New Zealand, there is a fantastic project that is tackling those challenges head-on.
Putting your collection online can be a great way to reach out and engage a new audience. Rather than waiting for people to come to you why not highlight specific objects? Give your audience a reason to revisit your collection with regular sharing.
Extend the information that you make available through your eHive record by adding an external link. It could be a link to a video, a Wikipedia page or a research source.
Many museums start their cataloging in Excel. Unfortunately, as this spreadsheet becomes more complicated, Excel is increasingly difficult to use.
We’ve just rolled out the latest major upgrade to eHive. The two new features are support for PDF document files linked to object records and new options per image & document to control which files public users have access to.
We have separated out the object image management into its own page. The new upload screen now supports drag and drop and will allow you to add up to 20 images in a single step.
We’re excited to launch a revamped, mobile-responsive eHive. After a herculean effort from our dedicated Development team your collection is now easier to view, discover and share from mobile phones and tablets.
We’ve added a Social Media section to eHive Public Profiles so you can encourage eHive visitors to discover more about your institution or collection.
Version 4.2.1 of eHive is the latest of a series of upgrades. Key changes include the option for account holders to view higher resolution original images, links from object records to communities, and improvements in pick list maintenance. Additional enhancements include: Accounts which store original images can now access the higher resolution original image from the Object detail screen Pick list maintenance has been improved, with considerably faster performance Bug fixes for location pick list term counts and pick list
A major upgrade was completed on Oct 24th, updating the WordPress plugins, fixing some problems with the pending reports queues, and improve the screens for editing your public profile. The latest upgrade to eHive included: WordPress plugin enhancements (for building custom branded websites) including adding image grids, based on an object records search, to any WordPress post or page. Revamp of the Edit My Profile -> Public Profile screen to have a cleaner layout and allow adding a Google
eHive’s WordPress plugins let you build your own branded websites that display account and object information from eHive. We’ve been steadily updating our WordPress plugins since we launched the beta version in November 2012.