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How to use metadata-related features in Quartex to create discovery pathways

How to use metadata-related features in Quartex to create discovery pathways

on Thursday, 05 May 2022

Digital archives are heavily dependent upon the scope and quality of metadata for their usability and searchability, but how do you leverage metadata effectively to create meaningful pathways for discovery?

Balancing archival processing with digital public access

Balancing archival processing with digital public access

on Friday, 18 March 2022

Archives have traditionally relied heavily on metadata and the detailed descriptions included in finding aids to enable researchers to explore collections and identify relevant resources.

But with vast and growing backlogs of archival material to be processed, how can archivists balance the need for appropriate cataloguing with the equally compelling need to make records available for public access?

The business case for your next digital project

The business case for your next digital project

on Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Building a business case for a new project, initiative, or technology is one of the best things you can do to align the strategic vision of your organization, be it a museum, library, or gallery, with a definition or expression of value. Here is where a solid business case becomes a competitive advantage.

Four integrations to amplify the reach of your digital archive

Four integrations to amplify the reach of your digital archive

on Thursday, 27 January 2022

When it comes to publishing your digital archive, integration should be no less a consideration than front-end display or cataloguing capabilities. Here are four areas of integration that we believe are clear must-haves.

Supporting and enabling Digital Humanities projects - planning for 2022 and the future

Supporting and enabling Digital Humanities projects - planning for 2022 and the future

on Tuesday, 18 January 2022

For part 2 of her blog on Digital Humanities, Jessica Kowalski talked to Alex Burnsides, Library Sales Manager at Adam Matthew Digital, to review the results of a survey to library and faculty staff on how vendors, such as Quartex and Adam Matthew Digital, can best support the Digital Humanities community.

Supporting and enabling Digital Humanities projects through technology and partnership working

Supporting and enabling Digital Humanities projects through technology and partnership working

on Tuesday, 21 December 2021

In part 1 of this new 2-part blog, Jessica Kowalski explores some of the ways in which Adam Matthew Digital and Quartex have supported or enabled digital humanities projects throughout 2021.

HTR Transcription: a project-based approach to automated transcription

HTR Transcription: a project-based approach to automated transcription

on Friday, 12 November 2021

How McGill University Library built upon its pilot digital collection in Quartex by exploring the potential of HTR Transcription to remove barriers to accessing and understanding primary sources in its Fur Trade Collection.

"One of the reasons that HTR was actually quite an exciting prospect for the Fur Trade Collection is that it opens up new pathways to uncover the hidden and indirect content; the legacy of Indigenous knowledge."

Guest Blog: Launching a Digital Collection: The Making of a Metadata Model for Digital Resources

Guest Blog: Launching a Digital Collection: The Making of a Metadata Model for Digital Resources

on Thursday, 17 June 2021

In the next instalment of his guest blog, Zachary Bodnar, Archivist at the Congregational Library & Archives (CLA), talks about the creation of a custom metadata schema for digital objects being ingested into Quartex.

"The flexibility in metadata creation Quartex offers is amazing."

Guest Blog: Launching a Digital Collection: Navigation and Enhancing the Search and Browse Experiences

Guest Blog: Launching a Digital Collection: Navigation and Enhancing the Search and Browse Experiences

on Friday, 26 March 2021

In his latest guest blog, Zachary Bodnar, Archivist, Congregational Library & Archives (CLA), gives an update on the CLA team's migration of digital collections into Quartex.

The possibilities that Quartex introduce are seemingly limitless, and we keep on finding new and interesting ways to use features to improve and enhance both the browsing and searching user experiences.

Guest Blog: How Quartex and metadata clarify description and improve discoverability.

Guest Blog: How Quartex and metadata clarify description and improve discoverability.

on Monday, 25 January 2021

In this guest blog, Zachary Bodnar, Archivist, Congregational Library & Archives (CLA), discusses why Quartex was selected as the platform to support the CLA’s digital future.

Much has been said of how Quartex will change, and make better, the ways in which we present our digital resources to our users. And most of that, at least from me, has been related to the flexibility Quartex offers in terms of the creation, display, and link-ability of metadata. 

Guest Blog: A Big Upgrade to the CLA's Digital Future!

Guest Blog: A Big Upgrade to the CLA's Digital Future!

on Monday, 07 December 2020

In this guest blog, Zachary Bodnar, Archivist, Congregational Library & Archives (CLA), discusses why Quartex was selected as the platform to support the CLA’s digital future.

In the past I have talked a bit about the process of finding a digital asset management system so that we can better provide access to our digital holdings. Well, I can officially say now that the process has ended. It is with so much excitement that I can finally announce that the Congregational Library Archive has chosen to go with Quartex as we begin our journey towards a digital future.

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