Last Updated 6th December 2019
We are continually working on eHive to give you new features and a stable and efficient experience while you manage your collection. Our roadmap outlines the future enhancements we have planned for eHive. Some of these enhancements affect how you see and interact with eHive, while other changes behind the scenes improve the resilience and speed of eHive.
The upcoming features are listed in the planned order of implementation. If you have software suggestions, please post them in the Software Feedback and Suggestions section of the eHive forum. The forum provides a place to discuss issues and enhancements in greater detail.
The roadmap will be updated as enhancements are completed. Planned features may change based on further research or based on feedback from the eHive community.
We will be updating our search results page to provide advanced search options. Users will be able to utilise ‘faceted’ search options to help refine search results by catalogue type, object type, maker, location; and to include or exclude records that have images or documents attached.
Redesign the ‘Create’ record editing screen
The create screen will be reviewed to update the presentation of the pages and update the underlying technology we use to build the screens.
Account holders will be able to gather together records from search results and create a list to save and re-use. This means that accounts holders can create their own lists for reporting, and will provide the basis for creating a list of collection highlights to show on their profile page. Saved lists can also be used for creating virtual exhibitions of objects that may be from many museums.
Pick list and Tag maintenance
Introduce options to merge one tag into an existing tag or one pick list term into an existing term, and then bulk update all of the affected records.
Support for more media file types
eHive currently supports a wide range of image-based media. The system should be extended to audio files and video files, as well as other formats which can be viewed directly within a web browser.
We will be adding support for recording more detailed information about people and organisations. This means you can record contact details and biographical histories for donors, organisations, artists and historical figures.