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New Archival and Art/Ethnographic Database

  • 1.  New Archival and Art/Ethnographic Database

    Posted Mar 27, 2020 04:16 PM
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    Hi All,

    Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has put digital photographs of more than 900 ethnographic objects and detailed listings of 150 of its archival collections online in a new, state-of-the-art platform. The new system, Proficio, is a catalog database with sophisticated searching capabilities used by many institutions, including the National Park Service. The platform allows users to search holdings by name, culture, artist and topic, among other things, all in one space and view associated digital resources, such as video, photographs and online exhibits.

    It is a crazy time right now as we all adjust to working from home, but we are so excited here to have been close enough to announcing this new database that we were able to go live to the public and continue to make as much of our collections accessible as possible even though in person reference is suspended for the time being.

    I hope you'll check out the database and if you have any thoughts or suggestions, feel free to fill out the survey in the attached press release! :)

    Thanks everyone,
    Emily

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    Emily Pastore
    Archives and Collections Manager
    Sealaska Heritage Institute
    Juneau AK
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