eHive has upgraded to version 3.0 on 13 July 2011. This is our biggest upgrade so far. You should find the system faster and more stable after this round of changes. The upgrade also lays the foundation for some other major enhancements that we’re working on, including better text searching and reporting functions. eHive version 3.0 includes includes the following changes: New Location History fields have been added A new feature on the object detail page allows you to
In the latest eHive upgrade we’ve added a Valuations tab to the eHive create screens. This allows you to record one or more valuations for your objects, and keep track of valuation changes over time. Valuation information is not publicly accessible – it can only be viewed when you are logged in and viewing your own objects. For more information, check out the Valuations topic on the eHive wiki. This latest upgrade also includes some improvements to the speed of
A minor update to eHive was performed on 11th January 2011. It included an enhancement to allow for searching on words with diacritics (accented characters) with or without the diacritics. For example, you can now search for accounts with the word “Tamaki” and eHive will find the gallery “” as a possible match. http://ehive.com/esearch/account?q=Tamaki The upgrade also includes two fixes: Edit My Profile – Public Profile – error saving if the latitude and longitude fields were empty Download PDF report –
Rugby Moments is eHive’s newest community and provides a great opportunity for museums and collectors to showcase rugby memorabilia for the Rugby World Cup 2011. Objects in the Rugby Moments eHive community also appear on the Rugby Moments website. The Rugby Moments website is built using the eHive Toolkit, which allows eHive users to create a branded website integrating content from eHive. For more information, see The eHive Toolkit. Go to the Rugby Moments community on eHive » Go to
We’ve been building in support for each account public profile page (museum directory page) to have an embedded Google Map showing their physical address. Today’s upgrade includes the bulk of the changes to support this. When you’re logged in, you can now go to Edit My Profile – Public Profile, and set a map location. This can be done by clicking the Geocode button (which gets the location from Google based on your public physical address) or by manually pasting
The latest eHive upgrade supports sorting of complex object numbers. eHive now stores the original object number entered and a formatted version which is used for sorting. You’ll see the new sort option on the search result page under Sort Records. This upgrade also includes: Sorting of draft records you have created by the date created A reduced indexing stop word list to include some two letter prefixes used by organisations in their object numbers A fix for bug where
The Royal Logistic Corps Museum tells the story of logistical support to the British Army from the time of Oliver Cromwell to the present. Visitors can examine how over the last 500 years the soldier has been transported, fed, supplied with arms and equipment and kept in touch with loved ones. Exhibits include weapons, uniforms, medals and equipment relevant to the RLC (formed 1993) and its predecessors, whose collections are also held. These include the Royal Army Service Corps, Royal
A new pick list editor was added in the latest upgrade. You can now edit the names of existing terms or delete unused ones. There’s also a handy link showing the number of records using any particular term. You can click on the link to open a new tab with a results lists of all the records.
Mike Ellis, a social web specialist based in the UK, posted an excellent presentation on why setting your content free is a good thing. You can read the presentation here.
The last two months has been a busy time for the web development team. One of the projects has been the redevelopment of the NZMuseums website. McGovern Online have updated the branding of the site and this has flowed through to all pages. The home page has also had a major overhaul. The changes include a new interactive map to find museums, display of the latest tweets from the NZMuseum Twitter stream, latest tags on the home page, a search
Our latest upgrade includes rights management support. You can now set a default licence for your content and override the licence on any specific record and its images. The licences you can choose from include Creative Commons to promote sharing and re-use of content. By default, all content has been set with a licence of ‘All rights reserved’. However, we’d love for organisations who hold the copyright to some or all of their content to choose less restrictive licences such
The National Philatelic Collection is a unique repository of philately and artworks relating to the design of Australian postage stamps. The collection presents the background story to stamp issues through items such as source photographs and artwork illustrating the development stages of the stamp design to printed proofs of the finished stamp. The collection is a source of information not only to philatelists, but also to those interested in the history of graphic design and printing in Australia. It tells