With the recent launch of the Online Portal, History Colorado’s collection is now widely accessible to the public, to researchers, and to other museums and archives via the Web. The portal readily facilitates access to profoundly important collection resources which History Colorado has amassed to document the people and places of Colorado. Through the Stephen Hart Library and Research Center, visitors can access the collection and can also take advantage of research assistance and photo reproduction services.
Key Challenges, Argus Solutions
- Web access to the collection
- User friendliness, minimal training
- Easy reporting capabilities
- Easy import/export
Argus allows the KVM team to offer a great community resource that is modern and will always be there. Because it’s Web-based, it’s sustainable beyond the tenure of the current staff, and the possibilities for audience outreach are limitless. The KVM team has already seen important operational, strategic and technological benefits including measurable improvements in service levels, enhanced community relationships and productivity. <
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West makes their collections available to visitors and researchers from all over the world to discover a deeper understanding of the American West’s signature place and time. Compelling exhibits, outreach, and programs enable people to connect with the American West in a personal way. Using Argus.net, scholars, authors, and visitors have expanded access to the collections and no longer need to rely on the Center’s staff — freeing up time for them to work with artifacts.
The mission of the CU Art Museum of the University of Colorado Boulder is “to explore the transformative power of art and inspire critical dialogue.” Their collection grew significantly in the last ten years and it became clear that the database which they used to manage it was no longer suitable. With several goals in mind, museum staff chose ARGUS.net to facilitate exploration of the thousands of works in their collection and to inspire dialogue among faculty, students and the community at large.