OUR CLIENTS ARE MUSEUMS, UNIVERSITIES,
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, LIBRARIES, ORGANIZATIONS,
TOWNS, BUSINESSES, PERSONAL COLLECTORS,
PUBLIC OFFICIALS, GOVERNMENT
What Do We Do?
We assess collections, digitize files, and develop metadata and cross references to bring your archives to a whole new level of importance, accessibility, and search-ability.
We consider your potential audience and build strategies to reach them and identify sources for project funding. Then, we organize all your historical data to make it easy to find, research and discover within moments.
Our customized templates help you store and share archives, historical records, and collectibles. For those with historical elements to preserve and share, HistoryIT proves your possibilities are limitless.
Who Are We?
Kristen Gwinn-Becker, PhD
Founder and CEO
Dr. Gwinn-Becker is a professional historian and web developer. She holds a PhD in U.S. History from George Washington University and is a published author, accomplished scholar, experienced public speaker, and expert consultant to museums and public officials.
Sarah Marcus, PhD
Sarah Marcus is a professional historian and public scholar experienced in managing cross-functioning teams and directing multi-faceted digital projects Dr. Marcus received her PhD in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Director of Archive Technology
With over fifteen years of experience in database and website design, and extensive work with various technologies in archival and research settings, Christopher holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in Sociology from the University of Michigan.
The HistoryIT team works in four offices throughout the country. Christine Plantenga manages our teams of technicians who work in our Indianapolis Digital Innovation Lab, where we digitize and make accessible millions of historical records. Payson Welch, Senior Software Architect, leads Product Development in our Portland, ME headquarters.
How Can We Help You?
MAKE YOUR ENTIRE COLLECTION
Focused on helping organizations and companies succesfully bring their historical archives and collections online, we work with you to build a strategy that fits your goals, from access and revenue opportunities to potential funding strategies. We address all aspects of creating and managing your online assets.
All your historical archives or collections are tagged multiple ways to allow for the easiest access and search. Your collections become available and utilized by many more people who no longer have to be on site to access information or handle potentially fragile assets.
DIGITIZE AND ORGANIZE
Applying our RAPID EXPERT DIGITIZATION™ process, or RED, we break the digitization process up into stages that effectively and efficiently creates and tags digital metedata for easy sharing and accessibility. We handle your collections expertly and carefully whether on site, or in one of our regional Digital Innovation Labs.
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Traditional “processing” of assets can take years, and can still be hard to quickly find what you’re looking for. Even “digital” collections can be difficult to search, often inappropriately tagged with terms not meaningful to every staff member or the general visitor. We make finding every asset easy, quick, and understandable to all.
USE HISTORICAL ARCHIVES
Our team is well versed in helping clients use their assets to create fundraising opportunities, and we can even create stategies where our activity can be self-funded through unique and creative uses of your historical assets.
TURN YOUR COLLECTION INTO
A REVENUE RESOURCE
Many of our clients have found ways to uncover hidden assets and revenue by charging fees to search and share their data and historical elements. HistoryIT can help you with revenue-producing strategies that can allow your organization or institution to prosper and grow.
DOWNLOAD AND SHARE
ANY HISTORICAL ASSET
We make all of your collectibles and historical archives easy to share with whomever you want, from educators and researchers, to students of all ages. We also create tags that correspond to each search, as young students may use different search terms than skilled historians.
Created by HistoryIT and supported by university partners around the country, HistoryIT Digital Innovation Labs are hubs of digitizing activity and archive handling for many of our clients. It’s also where our Innovation Teams apply the RED™ (our RAPID EXPERT DIGITIZATION) process, as well as design, develop and test new tools and cutting edge innovations.
In our labs, we are able to rapidly make your historical assets meaningful and accessible.
Current and Planned Locations:
Digital Innovation Lab, Great Lakes
Digital Innovation Lab, Midwest
Digital Innovation Lab, Northeast (coming soon!)
Is Archives Tree™ Right for You?
ArchivesTree™ is a web-based software platform that helps archivists and collection managers organize, catalog, and share their collections easily and affordably.
You can build on archival standards or create customized templates to
meet your institution’s specific needs.
Easily create and customize online access to your finding aids, catalogs, and digital collections.
ArchivesTree is designed and developed by professional historians who understand your needs and exacting standards.
Sign up at www.archivestree.com and begin using ArchivesTree™ free for 30 days! It’s easy and smart to branch out with ArchivesTree™.
HistoryIT is a full service consultancy and software developer that helps our clients maximize the impact of their collections by making them more sharable, searchable, and even sellable.
We’d love to hear from you, and answer any questions you might have! Email us here: email@example.com
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