HistoryIT -- We give history a FUTURE

TRANSFORMING & EXPANDING THE WAY HISTORY
IS VIEWED, ACCESSED, & UTILIZED

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Who Can We Help?

OUR CLIENTS ARE MUSEUMS, UNIVERSITIES,
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, LIBRARIES, ORGANIZATIONS,
TOWNS, BUSINESSES, PERSONAL COLLECTORS,
PUBLIC OFFICIALS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES,
AND MORE.

From upper left: [Hubert Harrison] Meadville Lombard Theological School, [album] Univ. of Indianapolis Mayoral Archive, [portrait] Meadville Lombard Theological School, [camera crews] Univ. of Indianapolis Mayoral Archive, [automobile] Maine Sea Coast Mission, [New Unitarian Minister] Meadville Lombard Theological School, [4 Lights] Swarthmore College Peace Collection, [Freeing the German] Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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What Do We Do?

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WE DIGITIZE

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.

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WE STRATEGIZE

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.

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WE SHARE

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

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 Bush

Jennifer Bush

COO

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

Sarah Marcus, PhD

Vice President

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.

Sue Inches

Sue Inches

Vice President, Northeast

Sue has served as Deputy Director of the Maine State Planning Office, Director of Seafood Marketing and Industry Development for the State of Maine, and in Marketing and Promotions at Hannaford. She holds an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

Chris Alhambra

Christopher Alhambra

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.

Serge Vladimiroff

Serge Vladimiroff

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.

Judith Paine McBrien

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.

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. Our growing product development team works out of our Portland, ME headquarters. Directors at all locations are available to discuss new business in the region.

How Can We Help You?

MAKE YOUR ENTIRE COLLECTION
ACCESSIBLE

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.

MAKE RESEARCH
INCREDIBLY EASY

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
ARCHIVES

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.

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Screenshot courtesy of the Francis Willard Historical Association

EVERY COLLECTIBLE
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
TO FUNDRAISE

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.

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™.

Contact Us

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: info@historyit.com

Our Offices:
Portland, ME 207-956-0875
Chicago, IL 773-850-1542
Indianapolis, IN 317-721-1034
Washington, DC202-596-1542

For additional information on our two web-based software platforms:

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www.archivestree.com www.scholarstree.com

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