eHive has allowed the Tweed Regional Museum to easily publish our collection online, making it more accessible than ever before, revolutionising how we work and how far our collection can go. The back end of the system is incredibly easy to use, making it simple for staff with non technical backgrounds to publish the collection online. The team at Vernon have an excellent customer service ethos and help is never far away. We can’t recommend eHive to other small or medium museums enough!
I’ve worked with the Team at eHive to deliver three online collection projects – across archives, library and art museum collections, both in New Zealand and Australia. The technical support is exemplary and the eHive Team have offered guidance and advice that makes solving any problems easy and maximising project potential possible. I’ve used eHive as both a host website for online collections, and for a fully integrated museum website search experience that has helped diversify our audiences and allow people to respond to collections in a tangible way.
Personally I consider eHive to be an absolute triumph. It is easy to use, logical, comprehensive, economic, safe (as in backed up), it has an open data/migration path to get data out and the support is superb. I will absolutely encourage other institutions I come across to change over to it. I did a pretty thorough analysis of the competition out there before selecting eHive and it seemed the best approach of all the choices.
Thanks to eHive we are now a museum without walls. After putting our collection online, web visitors exceed physical visitors by a factor of ten, all without having to set up and maintain our own website. This wider reach has brought a raft of new connections to our small community museum.