The Crawfordsville District Public Library’s local history and genealogy team has a longstanding tradition of preserving and storing its community’s history. Their archives collections are well known, and progressive staff have made resources available online since 2000 when they implemented their first databases.
Eventually, because of budget, staffing, and technology concerns, they knew they had to migrate to a more robust solution to support their digital archives and online access strategy. At that time, they were running 20 different databases as silos—with a total of well over a million records, scanned documents, and images, as well as text. User needs and expectations had evolved greatly and a more integrated solution was needed.
The Right Choice: Inmagic Presto
They studied several options (including open source), focusing on how they could easily migrate their data, maintain oversight, enjoy easy configuration, and dramatically broaden online access—but until they saw Inmagic Presto, they were not satisfied. When they migrated, they chose the software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. Per a Crawfordsville Public Library spokesperson, “Benefits of the SaaS solution include “data protection for the future, 24/7/365 data availability is assured, we don’t need to dedicate technical expertise and staff at the local level, and we no longer worry about hardware and software issues. Further, Lucidea’s pricing is very favorable compared to competitors and avoids the vicious circle of costly maintenance and upkeep”.
We invite you to learn more about the many ways The Crawfordsville Public Library’s Local History and Genealogy team leverages Inmagic Presto. Read the full success story here.