Andornot Consulting Inc.
November 4th, 2010
Presentation to
ARST 500
Information Technology &
Archives
http://www.slidesha...
Proposed Solution
Software from Inmagic, Inc.
+
Archives Starter Kit
from Andornot Consulting Inc.
Vendor Profile
Inmagic, Inc.
 Founded in 1981
 15,000+ clients in 40 countries
 Worldwide network of dealers
 Software...
Vendor Profile
Andornot Consulting Inc.
 Formed in 1995
 Inmagic partner since 1995
 BC-based
Andornot Services
 Software sales and
maintenance
 Database design
 Web application design
 Training
 Support
Andornot in the
Community
 Blog
 Twitter
 Conferences
 User group meetings
 Connect clients with each other
Selected Archival Clients
Archives Starter Kit
 Formerly called Archives Online
 Developed originally by City of
Richmond Archives
 Andornot appo...
Archives Starter Kit
 Collection of Inmagic databases
for:
– Accessions
– Archival Descriptions
– Contacts (e.g. Donors)
...
Archives Starter Kit
 With optional add-ons for
managing:
– Artifacts
– Donations
– Library Catalogs
– Art Galleries
Archives Starter Kit
 Desktop
Interface for
collection
management
and everyday
activities
Archives Starter Kit
 Web
interface
for public
access
Archives Starter Kit
 Web 2.0 Options:
– RSS feeds
– AddThis Share options
– Comments and ratings
– Google or other maps ...
ArchivesNext Award
 Winner of the ArchivesNext
2010 Best Archives on the
Web Award for Best re-
purposing of descriptive ...
Demo
 Desktop interface
 Client sites
– Canadian Jewish Heritage Network
http://www.cjhn.ca
– Heritage Burnaby
http:/www...
Decision-Maker
Considerations
 City Archivist
 City IT Manager
 City Councillor
 Community Representative
Archival Considerations -
City Archivist
 RAD and ISAD(G)
 Subject and Name thesauri
 Flexible – fields can be added,
r...
Technical Considerations -
City IT Manager
 Microsoft platform
 Proprietary or a SQL Server
datastore
 Firewall friendl...
Management
Considerations - City
Councillor
 Widespread use
 Corporate branding
 Easy to add photos and any
other type ...
End User Considerations –
Community Representative
 Web interface very user friendly
 A-Z or browse lists to pick
search...
Additional ROI Possibilities
No additional software costs – build your own databases:
 Artifact catalogues
 By-law / Cou...
Inmagic / AASK Benefits
 Proven track record
 Standards based
 Flexible searching
 Customizable design
 Local support...
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  • Today I will go through a short slide show about us, then demonstrate software, then wrap up with a few more slides.
  • About Inmagic – content on slide
  • About Andornot
  • Briefly mention services we provide
  • Andornot is active with clients in many ways:
    Blog regularly with tips and tricks for using our software, but also a wide range of other topics.
    Tweet
    Attend conferences (e.g. Archives Association of BC, BC Museums Association, numerous library conferences across Canada and into the US)
    Organize Inmagic user group meetings locally and across Canada
  • Logos from selected, most prominent local clients.
  • Everyday activities: e.g. printing deed of gift
    Comments and rating: as in Heritage Burnaby Photographs (will demo)
  • Everyday activities: e.g. printing deed of gift
    Comments and rating: as in Heritage Burnaby Photographs (will demo)
  • Everyday activities: e.g. printing deed of gift
    Comments and rating: as in Heritage Burnaby Photographs (will demo)
  • Slide to introduce the next 4 slides
  • Andornot Consulting Inc.
  • Conclusion
  • aask

    1. 1. Andornot Consulting Inc. November 4th, 2010 Presentation to ARST 500 Information Technology & Archives http://www.slideshare.net/Andornot/aask
    2. 2. Proposed Solution Software from Inmagic, Inc. + Archives Starter Kit from Andornot Consulting Inc.
    3. 3. Vendor Profile Inmagic, Inc.  Founded in 1981  15,000+ clients in 40 countries  Worldwide network of dealers  Software: – DB/TextWorks – WebPublisher Pro – Genie – Presto
    4. 4. Vendor Profile Andornot Consulting Inc.  Formed in 1995  Inmagic partner since 1995  BC-based
    5. 5. Andornot Services  Software sales and maintenance  Database design  Web application design  Training  Support
    6. 6. Andornot in the Community  Blog  Twitter  Conferences  User group meetings  Connect clients with each other
    7. 7. Selected Archival Clients
    8. 8. Archives Starter Kit  Formerly called Archives Online  Developed originally by City of Richmond Archives  Andornot appointed sole distributor  Recent versions developed by Andornot  Version 4.0 released Fall 2010
    9. 9. Archives Starter Kit  Collection of Inmagic databases for: – Accessions – Archival Descriptions – Contacts (e.g. Donors)  Using thesauri for: – Personal Names – Subjects – Geographic Place Names
    10. 10. Archives Starter Kit  With optional add-ons for managing: – Artifacts – Donations – Library Catalogs – Art Galleries
    11. 11. Archives Starter Kit  Desktop Interface for collection management and everyday activities
    12. 12. Archives Starter Kit  Web interface for public access
    13. 13. Archives Starter Kit  Web 2.0 Options: – RSS feeds – AddThis Share options – Comments and ratings – Google or other maps mashups
    14. 14. ArchivesNext Award  Winner of the ArchivesNext 2010 Best Archives on the Web Award for Best re- purposing of descriptive data: – City of Burnaby Archives, Charting Change: An Interactive Atlas of Burnaby’s Heritage
    15. 15. Demo  Desktop interface  Client sites – Canadian Jewish Heritage Network http://www.cjhn.ca – Heritage Burnaby http:/www.heritageburnaby.ca – West Vancouver http://archives.westvancouver.ca  Web interface – Starter Kit http://aask.andornot.com/
    16. 16. Decision-Maker Considerations  City Archivist  City IT Manager  City Councillor  Community Representative
    17. 17. Archival Considerations - City Archivist  RAD and ISAD(G)  Subject and Name thesauri  Flexible – fields can be added, report forms changed  Standards based XML and ODBC integration API  XML export to Memory BC
    18. 18. Technical Considerations - City IT Manager  Microsoft platform  Proprietary or a SQL Server datastore  Firewall friendly  Minimal ongoing maintenance  Local support  Export in ASCII delimited / XML  Website integrates with any CMS or template
    19. 19. Management Considerations - City Councillor  Widespread use  Corporate branding  Easy to add photos and any other type of multimedia  Can add shopping carts to purchase photos and recoup some costs
    20. 20. End User Considerations – Community Representative  Web interface very user friendly  A-Z or browse lists to pick search terms  “Canned searches” for specific topics or finding aids for collections  Easy navigation
    21. 21. Additional ROI Possibilities No additional software costs – build your own databases:  Artifact catalogues  By-law / Council report indexes  Library catalogues  Heritage sites  Historical dictionaries  Newspaper indexes  Biographies  Volunteer management  Records management – Files Classifications – Retention Schedules  Litigation management  Directories
    22. 22. Inmagic / AASK Benefits  Proven track record  Standards based  Flexible searching  Customizable design  Local support  Easy to use
    23. 23. http://www.slideshare.net/Andornot/aask

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