Isn’t This How is Should Work?

We are continually trying to tweak and improve the SeekingMichigan web site.  To date, we’ve put out over a million records and images online.  We hope to launch an e-commerce module in the next month, and then look at comments, ratings etc.  We have also begun to build out resources like our Michigan County ClerksContinue reading “Isn’t This How is Should Work?”

Springtime in the Archives

I need to catch up with what has occurred at the Archives of Michigan in the last few months. Nothing has been more time consuming than the launch of seekingmichigan.org. We went live yesterday and the site teetered for 3-4 hours before succumbing to high traffic. It illustrated a typical problem with a new website launch. Namely, you don’t know what you are going to get for traffic.

Encoded Archival Description (EAD) at the Archives of Michigan

Quietly last month we turned the Archives of Michigan EAD site on to a live server.  The initial guide for the Michigan Military Establishment is the result of a National Historical Records and Publications (NHPRC) grant titled “Thank God for Michigan” awarded in 2007.  The grant seeks to uncover time and cost effective methods ofContinue reading “Encoded Archival Description (EAD) at the Archives of Michigan”