TRANSFORMING & EXPANDING THE WAY HISTORYsee what the Chicago Tribune says about HistoryIT!
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?
The HistoryIT team works in four offices throughout the country. In addition to our Management Team below, teams of digital imaging technicians, quality control reviewers, and metadata specialists work in our Digital Innovation Labs. Our growing product development team works out of our Portland, ME headquarters.
Kristen Gwinn-Becker, PhD
Founder and CEO
Kristen 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.
Jennifer holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and has previously served as a Portfolio Manager at the Maine Technology Institute, as COO of Angela Adams Holdings, and in a variety of finance, strategic planning and market research positions at Johnson and Johnson.
Sarah Marcus, PhD
Sarah is a professional historian and public scholar experienced in managing cross-functioning teams and directing multi-faceted digital projects. She received her PhD in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mary Shea, PhD
Head of Sales
Mary has led sales, marketing and customer service activities at companies ranging from high-growth start ups to publicly traded firms in the technology, market research, information services and data products space. She received her PhD in Musicology and Ethnomusicology from Kent State University.
Judith Paine McBrien
Archives Answers Director
An award winning documentary filmmaker, author, and renowned expert on architecture, Judith has a rich background with archival research and business strategy. She holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
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.
Senior Software Engineer
Serge spent four years as lead tech for Zynga Poker, the world’s largest online poker game. He has worked as a software engineer and web developer for numerous clients, and has co-founded a number of projects, including the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film and the Cosmic Hex Film Archive.
How Can We Help You?
MAKE YOUR ENTIRE COLLECTION
Helping to bring 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.
All your historical archives or collections are tagged multiple ways to allow for the easiest access and search, so people 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.
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Traditional “processing” of assets can take years, and still be hard to quickly search. Even “digital” collections can be difficult to search for staff member or the general visitor. We make finding every asset easy, quick, and understandable to all.
USE HISTORICAL ARCHIVES
We help clients use their assets to create fundraising opportunities, and can even create strategies where our activity can be self-funded through unique and creative uses of your historical assets.
TURN YOUR COLLECTION INTO
A REVENUE RESOURCE
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. We can even create age-appropriate search terms as young students may use different terms than skilled historians.
ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR COLLECTIONS TO BE DIGITIZED?
Find out with the Archives Answers Package™, the state of the art feasibility study and digital sample designed to help you understand the opportunities and steps to bring your collections into the digital future. Click here for more info!
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 have offices in Portland, ME, Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN, and Washington, DC.
We’d love to hear from you, and answer any questions you might have! Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 207-956-0875.
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