When you choose a Greek Chapter Preservation & Digital Museum Package, you’ll enjoy the benefits of HistoryIT’s industry-leading digital collection expertise. In addition to best-in-class archival capabilities, HistoryIT also brings a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by fraternity and sorority chapters. Through a customized preservation process, we’ll partner with you to develop a digital strategic plan for imaging, tagging, hosting and building a digital museum so that you can safeguard the history of your organization.

Why You Need to Preserve Your Chapter’s History Digitally

 

The joy of belonging springs from a collective history. Shared experiences foster life-long friendships.

 

When members engage with history, it evokes emotions, bolsters engagement and inspires them to learn, to grow and to give. Should your chapter’s history be lost to fire, to flood, to time – you won’t just lose dusty papers, you’ll lose the story and the people who wrote it.

 

For these reasons and so many more, it is pertinent that you put a plan in place for archival preservation. Daunting as it may seem, you won’t have to save a lifetime of memories on your own. HistoryIT’s Greek Chapter Preservation & Digital Museum Packages afford you immediate action steps and peace of mind.

 

When you select from one of the four preservation and museum packages below, you’ll gain an entire team of historians to help you seamlessly navigate history. Together we’ll develop a strategy, and then we’ll take on the heavy lifting of tagging and integrating your chapter’s history in the Odyssey™ Preservation System.

Basic Preservation & Digital Museum Package

 

This package is ideal for chapters and alumni associations that have pre-defined materials critical to their history that are in the most immediate need of digital preservation.

 

  • Consultative services: provides best practices in organization and preservation of archival holdings.

 

  • Digital archive and online timeline: enhance management and increase engagement with newly uploaded digital historical assets to a chapter digital museum.

 

  • Digital Preservation of 1,000 Archival Assets*: materials selected by the chapter and managed by the chapter point person; digitally preserved by HistoryIT; cataloged and tagged by chapter volunteers.

 

Advanced Preservation & Digital Museum Package

 

Chapters and alumni associations who have a dedicated manager who can work one-on-one with HistoryIT’s expert support to build out a sizeable digital museum experience will benefit the most from the Advanced Digital Preservation Package.

 

  • Expert support and strategic planning: a fully-customized plan is developed to organize and digitally preserve archival holdings based on video and photographs of current archival assets, conversations with stakeholders and detailed feedback regarding historical content.

 

  • Digital archive and online timeline: enhance management and increase engagement with newly uploaded digital historical assets to a chapter digital museum.

 

  • Biography portal: allows chapters the opportunity to easily showcase distinguished members in the chapter digital museum.

 

  • Digital Preservation of 2,500 Archival Assets*: materials selected by the chapter and managed by the chapter point person.

 

Professional Preservation & Digital Museum Package

 

Large collections of archival materials can quickly become clunky and unorganized. For those chapters and alumni associations who have been good custodians of their history, but are in a position to hire a historian to manage and implement an industry-best digital archive solution for the organization’s entire history, the Professional Preservation & Digital Museum Package is recommended.

 

  • On-site expert audit: a HistoryIT historian will conduct in-person stakeholder meetings, assess the archival materials and produce a customized strategic plan for digital preservation.

 

  • Digital archive and online timeline: enhance management and increase engagement with newly uploaded digital historical assets to a chapter digital musem.

 

  • Biography portal: allows chapters the opportunity to easily showcase distinguished members in an online digital museum.

 

  • Storytelling platform: an all-in-one solution to help shape your chapter’s philanthropic, service-focused or event historical narrative through exhibits in the chapter digital museum.

 

  • Digital Preservation of 5,000 Archival Assets*: materials selected by HistoryIT in collaboration with the chapter and managed by HistoryIT.

 

Comprehensive Preservation & Digital Museum Package

 

Those chapters and alumni associations who have collected an extensive library of historical materials for a major milestone event or simply due to their age and size often need a more complete digital archival solution. The Comprehensive Preservation & Digital Museum Package offers a highly-searchable, engaging experience that will elevate a chapter through cutting-edge preservation and storytelling tools. This is an ideal package to invest in when leading up to or launching a major milestone experience.

 

  • On-site expert audit: a HistoryIT historian or team of historians will conduct in-person stakeholder meetings, assess the archival materials and produce a customized strategic plan for digital preservation.

 

  • Digital archive and online timeline: enhance management and increase engagement with newly uploaded digital historical assets to a chapter digital museum.

 

  • Biography portal: allows chapters the opportunity to easily showcase distinguished members in a chapter digital museum.

 

  • Storytelling platform: an all-in-one solution to help shape your chapter’s philanthropic, service-focused or event historical narrative through exhibits in a chapter digital museum.

 

  • Milestone celebration retrospective: comprehensive on-site and online presentation of your chapter’s history, detailing major campaigns, highlighting key members and celebrating historic moments in a manner that allows for showing and telling the complete chapter experience.

 

  • Digital Preservation of 10,000 Archival Assets*: materials selected by HistoryIT in collaboration with the chapter and managed by HistoryIT.

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    Composite Digital Preservation

     

    Every chapter house has a collection of composite photographs in varying states. Some are packed safely in boxes. Most are rolled up in closets or framed on walls. Whatever the situation, everyone shares the same concern. What if something happens to these? Fire? Water damage? Light? Also, it is overwhelming to think about organizing them in a way that can be shared with alumni. We can only display so many and everyone wants to see theirs.

     

    HistoryIT’s Digital Composite Package provides an answer to this dilemma. We will take your composites – whatever age or size – and digitally preserve them. Then, we will tag each person in each photograph. The digital composites will be placed in an online chapter house archive where people can search by name or year. We can even create an on-site digital composite touch screen presentation of all of your composites.

     

    Learn more about how you can digitally preserver your composites, today.