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International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) for Museums and Cultural Institutions

Online Collections Created with eMuseum Take on New Importance
Amid widespread museum closures around the world, many institutions have rallied and inspired us by finding creative ways to share their museum collections online, from publishing entire exhibits to livestreaming special [...]

International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) for Museums and Cultural Institutions2020-08-18T08:53:26-04:00

Step Inside the World’s Museums with Virtual Museum Collections

Online Collections Created with eMuseum Take on New Importance
Amid widespread museum closures around the world, many institutions have rallied and inspired us by finding creative ways to share their museum collections online, from publishing entire exhibits to livestreaming special [...]

Step Inside the World’s Museums with Virtual Museum Collections2020-05-21T12:05:00-04:00

Image Alt Tags: A Resolution for 2020

Improve Your Web Collection’s Accessibility and Optimize Its Discoverability on the Internet
Image Alt Tags? Based on Gallery Systems’ experience working with museums, it is fair to say that a good number of web collection pages don’t yet include this important data. What are they? They are succinct, descriptive text strings [...]

Image Alt Tags: A Resolution for 20202020-07-13T17:18:06-04:00

IIIF: What Is It and What Does It Do?

How the IIIF Image Retrieval Protocol Enhances Your Users’ Experience
What is IIIF? The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a set of specifications for interoperable functionality in digital image repositories. Designed by and for the cultural heritage community, it improves user access to images and makes it easier to create rich collection [...]

IIIF: What Is It and What Does It Do?2020-08-04T12:34:14-04:00

How to Select the Right Digital Asset Management System for Your Museum

As museums continue to generate more and more digital assets, it becomes increasingly clear how important it is to find the right Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) for your institution.
New digital assets are constantly added through existing Museum Collections Management Software: new additions to collections come with accompanying digital media [...]

How to Select the Right Digital Asset Management System for Your Museum2020-05-25T16:55:06-04:00

Implementing a Digital Strategy Integration with an Already Existing Strategy

How to Broaden Your Museum's Online Presence
Museums are embracing the digital age by developing digital strategy integrations to meet audience members where they already are. From Facebook to online galleries, museums are putting their content online and in front of audiences so they can engage on a deeper level [...]

Implementing a Digital Strategy Integration with an Already Existing Strategy2020-06-10T12:05:31-04:00

Creating a Digital Strategy for Your Institution

Connecting with Your Museum Visitors Online
As museums move further into the age of digital, museum visitors have a stronger expectation to engage with institutions and their collections through digital portals. Museum Professionals are developing and strengthening their outreach through experimentation, and recording their findings in their digital strategies [...]

Creating a Digital Strategy for Your Institution2020-06-10T12:21:32-04:00

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

How a New DAMS Software Upgrade is Streamlining Workflows at MFAH
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, (MFAH) was founded in 1900 and opened to the public in 1924 with a mandate to bring “art into the everyday life” of the Houston community. Today, the museum boasts the largest art collection in the southwest region [...]

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston2020-06-10T13:02:56-04:00

Content Strategy: Is it all About Digital?

A Guide to Creating a Digital Content Strategy for Your Museum or Institution
Digital Content Strategies have become a popular topic among institutions, with many museums developing and even posting these strategies, aiming to stay accountable to their audiences. Open publishing allows museums to share details with their public, serving them and the museum mission [...]

Content Strategy: Is it all About Digital?2020-06-11T11:05:53-04:00

High Volume Digitization: How a Conveyer-Belt Imaging System Is Improving Access to the Smithsonian’s Collections

Using Digitization to Quickly and Economically Showcase Objects Online
Less than 1% of the 138 million objects housed by the Smithsonian’s 19 different museums are on public display, with most of the collections hidden away in storage [...]

High Volume Digitization: How a Conveyer-Belt Imaging System Is Improving Access to the Smithsonian’s Collections2020-06-12T14:21:59-04:00
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