eHive is adding some new features for images. You will now be able to upload larger images and have tools to pan and zoom into the detail. Original size image are now always stored, so you’ll need to make sure you upload the size of image you want to permanently keep on eHive.
In the past eHive would have automatically reduced the size of images over 800 x 800 pixels. Going forward you will need to make sure that the images you are uploading are the scale you wish to display. In some cases this will require you to resize your images prior to uploading them.
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