National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
“HistoryIT played an instrumental role in helping us define our digitization strategic plan. Their team can speak the language of each stakeholder throughout the organization, creating a healthy environment where each person feels heard and understood. A digital project of this scope creates organizational change, so clear and concise communication is key. The digital collections report and plan provided by the HistoryIT team clearly defined what digitization is, a realistic timeline for implementation and cost estimates. The plan will provide a roadmap and clear boundaries as we make decisions now and move forward in the future.”
-Donny Lowe, Director of Digital Strategy
University of Indianapolis
“Working with HistoryIT to create a Digital Mayoral Archive allowed the University of Indianapolis to create new value from our existing wealth of historical assets, and to share that value with our community. Our Mayoral Archive contains never before seen documents, images and artifacts about the key political and business figures in our city. While our stewardship of these archives allows us to continue our commitment to scholarly research, HistoryIT’s innovative approach has allowed us to be a leader among interactive digital archives, an investment that also strengthens our connections with donors, business leaders, and civic organizations in our city.”
-Robert L. Manuel, PhD, President
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
“When the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies was looking for a company to help us complete the extraordinary task of digitizing our publications and four decades of student work, we knew how critical it was to find just the right partner. HistoryIT became just that for us.
Our archives hold the nonfiction stories of thousands of Maine and New England people and families- stories of survival, endurance, love, faith, discovery, perseverance and so much more. The public sharing of these stories had to be managed to the highest artistic and ethical standards that have made Salt’s reputation and 40+ year legacy what it is today.
HistoryIT not only met but far exceeded our expectations in creating a digital story archive that our alumni and fellow Mainers and New Englanders can be incredibly proud of. The level of diligence and care that they exhibited in handling photographs, publications, recordings and multi-media holdings, as well as the knowledge, creativity and expertise they displayed in the design and functionality of the digital archive was beyond compare.
A forty-year-long dream has been achieved, being able to showcase the student work and publications from The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. The end product is as intuitive to use as it is beautifully designed. We are so grateful and so proud to be able to share this phenomenal achievement. To HistoryIT we’d like to give our profound thanks and our highest endorsement.”
–Donna Galluzzo, Consulting Director, Salt @ MECA
Connecticut Historical Society
“We hired HistoryIT to develop a strategic plan for moving our museum, library and archival collections forward in the digital environment. The staff we worked with were professional, efficient and extremely knowledgeable. The plan they produced was creative and audience-focused while maintaining strict adherence to professional standards. We are pleased and moving forward on implementation.”
– Jody Blankenship, Chief Executive Officer
Friends of Island History
“On Mount Desert Island in Maine, a consortium of seventeen archival organizations called “Friends of Island History” (FOIH), wanted to find ways to collaborate, share resources, and better serve the public.
The member organizations of FOIH are diverse, ranging from a national park and a small college to libraries, museums, and small local historical societies. FOIH was especially concerned about the difficulty researchers and the public encountered in trying to navigate disparate catalog systems. The researcher interested in exploring any topic pertaining to the history of Mount Desert Island faced a daunting and disparate array of catalog systems and processes for searching the member organizations’ collections.
FOIH turned to HistoryIT for help. In response, HistoryIT conducted interviews with FOIH’s key stakeholders and identified the various ways in which the collections are managed. Based on a thorough process of interviews and a survey, HistoryIT created a prototype unified search interface. Regardless of catalog system or technology, the prototype demonstrates that all institutions can share and communicate their resources, while maintaining their own vocabulary and organizational methods.
FOIH members were delighted with HistoryIT’s ability to cross many organizational lines to provide a practical and beneficial solution to a perplexing problem.”
– Tim Garrity, Executive Director, Mount Desert Island Historical Society
“Meadville Lombard has worked closely with HistoryIT to devise a strategy that will digitally preserve and make accessible our valuable historical collections. HistoryIT not only brings an unparalleled expertise to this work, but continually demonstrates a unique sensitivity to the culture of Unitarian Universalism, a necessary ingredient to their success.”
– Rev. Lee Barker, President, Meadville Lombard Theological School