Welcome to THE BUZZ where we highlight new features and news from the eHive community.
We’re introducing drop-in sessions!
We’re introducing bi-monthly drop-in sessions where we get to talk with you. Every two months we’ll meet on Zoom and give you a quick 5min run down of what we’ve been up to at eHive towers, and then we’ll open the floor to you. We’re keen to hear what you’ve been up to, how you’re using eHive and to have regular opportunities for you to ask us questions about the work we’re doing behind the scenes.
We make eHive to support our community of users in caring for and sharing your collections, so grab a coffee and come chat. Please register so we can send you the Zoom details. Our first drop-in session will be Friday 8th of December. We look forward to seeing you.
eHive Product Updates
It’s been busy behind the scenes at eHive. Since our last newsletter we have made plenty of changes, many of which will have been visible to you. Firstly we’ve increased the maximum image size you can upload to 200MB per image, and we’ve also increased the size of the profile image which displays on your account profile page.
We have introduced new fields which are available under Advanced Search as well as reviewed which fields appear against which catalogue types.
The eHive WordPress plugins have received a lot of love too. We brought them inline with the latest WordPress versions, implemented image size as an option for both lightbox and list search results views, and we did some subtle changes which help the eHive search plugin.
Finally, the past few months have been a very big few months for cyber security issues globally. This has meant a significant amount of time has gone into securing eHive and your collections, responding to issues as they have arisen and applying fixes as needed.
Feature Collection: Federation Council
The Federation Council region encompasses Corowa, Howlong, Mulwala, Oaklands, Urana, Balldale, Boree Creek, Buraja-Lowesdale, Coreen, Daysdale, Morundah, Rand, Rennie and Savernake in New South Wales, Australia.
Their records include Fed Art Prize and Fed Photo Prize acquisitive works, Federation Council art collection, public artworks from their region and historical artefacts.
Object of Interest:
Miki City Clock
About this object
Miki City’s 25-year Commemorative Gift to the Federation Council. A clock in the form of a dwarf azalea flower, marking the passage of time for our eternal friendship. Gifted in September 2022.
Originally the Sister City agreement was between Yokawa Town and Corowa Shire. As each changed or amalgamated over time, it became a relationship between the now Miki City and Federation Council (NSW, Australia). The relationship continues to be a great success and is currently in its 26th year. There is a program which affords High School students from the Federation Council area the opportunity to visit Japan as part of a hosted exchange program every two years. Students from Miki in Japan also visit Australia and stay with local host families. This program allows delegates to experience another culture, share knowledge and experiences, develop connections and friendships, which is an experience that cannot be underestimated in today’s global community.