On April 4, Norma Tovey and Pam Millist were invited to attend the launch of the JHC Collections Online at the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC). About 100 people attended to hear the addresses by guest speaker – Professor Andrew Markus – Pratt Foundation Research Professor of Jewish Civilisation and Jayne Josem – Curator and Head of Collections.
This was an opportunity to acknowledge the culmination of about 3 years of collaborative work by the Project Manager together with the Museum Curator, the Archivist and the JHC team with Maxus on the deployment and development of their Presto for DB/TextWorks installation.
You may not have caught up with this recently coined term GLAM which is used to describe the phenomenon of the increasing convergence of the collections of the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum (including Historical Societies) sectors. This trend is leading to increasing collaboration and activities to make their combined collections accessible to the world via the internet.
Over many years, Maxus Australia has assisted a significant number of users in the GLAM sectors to catalogue and increase access to the valuable knowledge and resources available using Inmagic software over many years.
They range in size from non-profit local collections mainly run by volunteers to installations supported by, for example, local councils or other better funded bodies, which enable their collection/s to be published and easily searchable using Inmagic’s internet-enabled software such as Web Publisher Pro or Presto.
Presto 4.5 has been released. New features in this version include:
- A new RSS Content Type (not available in Presto for DB/TextWorks)
- Email enhancements
- Watermarks for Inmages
- Cart contents retained across sessions
Inmagic has now released version 4.4 of Presto, which again incorporates some terrific new features and fixes:
• Presto now allows you to include more than one field in a Search box, eg Author, Corporate Author, Statement of Responsibility in the “Authors” box, or Subjects, Descriptors, Abstract in a “Keywords” box
• You can show or hide the Boolean controls (AND/OR/Not) between boxes
• When a new term is added to a Value List, you can provide the option to “Update the list” as you can in TextWorks
• And more … Read More
The next meeting of the Inmagic Museum User Group will be held at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum on 2nd December 2014. The Museum collection of more than 8,000 items includes the internationally significant Dame Nellie Melba collection and objects reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the Yarra Ranges region. It is a focal point for more than 17 historical societies and heritage groups across the Shire, a gathering space, and a source of professional educational and public programs.
The museum, a long time user of DB/TextWorks, has recently started using Presto for DB/TextWorks as its online platform for its collection. The catalogue is available at http://www.yrrmuseumcollection.com
On 5 November 2014 Inmagic announced a special offer for the purchase of Presto for DB/TextWorks and Presto for DB/TextWorks Cloud valid until 31 December 2014. View Inmagic’s The Magic Continues! webinar for information and a live demonstration, or explore the links in this post.
Contact Maxus or your local Inmagic supplier for details of the special offer
Don’t just publish – publish well!
Service Pack 1 for Presto 4.3 released by Inmagic
This Service Pack supplies useful new features, such as the ability to include various widgets widely available on the Web (weather, time zone, etc.) in a Presto Home page, improved functionality in searching, editing value lists, viewing RSS feeds, and more.