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Now you can upload PDF files to eHive. We’ve just rolled out the latest major upgrade to eHive. You can now attach PDF files to object records and each image & document has options for public access.
The new “Edit PDF files” menu option, available in all places where you can edit a record, allows you to upload individual PDF files, overwrite the default link name for the document, and overwrite the access level for a specific file.
What do people search for in an online collection? Creative Commons launched a new search tool in February, at the same time as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art released 375,000 digital works. Find out what people are searching for.
What is a digital audit and how will it save you time and effort? If you get nothing else from this article, Baby strides: Becoming more digital museums, you will find out what a digital audit is and how it can save you time and effort.
Inside the Lost Museum – Curating, Past and Present by Steven Lubar “In this volume, Steven Lubar, among the most thoughtful scholars and professionals in the field, turns “museum” into a verb, taking us behind the scenes to show how collecting, exhibiting, and programming are conceived and organised."
More than 500 cultural institutions use Sketchfab. This is the place to keep 3D files of your objects. Not only can you link directly from eHive to Sketchfab, but now you can include sound.
Managing Loans and Exhibitions in eHive. eHive has three text fields for recording exhibition and loan information. These can be found in the Administration tab of the Create screen.