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Presenting is a craft in itself. Who has described and safeguarded his collection in databases, is looking for a platform, a window to share all that beauty and learning with as many people as possible. We have many years of experience in designing and building websites. Specially for, and with the, heritage sector we have developed online applications and formats for presenting and management of digital collections.

In addition, it is important to keep your collection in a safe place. With our sustainable, safe and reliable storage and hosting solutions, your collections are in good hands.

Development

Because making more of your digital collection is our passion and expertise.

Collection Management
Collection management
Managing a collection is a delicate job. We have developed Memorix specifically for the heritage sector. An easy access and professional digital asset management (DAM) system that lets you manage your digital collection.
Website
Website
A website can be a good way to get more out of your digital collection. Picturae offers multiple solutions for presenting your digital collection(s) online.
Heritage Helpers
Heritage Helpers
Heritage helpers makes indexing or describing of your collections possible with our crowdsourcing platform. A platorm that was originally developed for the Dutch marked has already proven its use abroad. Many hand make light work!

Collection management

All insightful and neat in place, exactly as it should be.

Maior

Specifically for managing your digital collection, we at Picturae developed a software infrastructure: Memorix Maior. Our package is the result of cooperation and knowledge gained over more than twenty years that Picturae operates in the heritage sector. Our software constantly adapted to provide the sector with software that continues to serve the sector with the latest capabilities. Memorix Maior is suitable for a wide variety of types of collections including: Pictures, posters, movies, library, museum collections and monuments.

Structure and simplicity
Digital collections can concist of huge numbers of photos, documents and movies. As a result, these collections are often diverse and complex. Through our Digital Asset Management (DAM), your digital collections are securely stored on one of the best storage systems available. With Memorix Maior, your files are easy to manage, easy to order and searchable (online) through manageable meta data. Wherever internet is available, you can access and work on your unique digital collections.

 

Maior

Tailored for you
Through open source technology on which Memorix is built, there are no limitations in numbers of users or expensive licenses. This allows you to give a group of volunteers access to one or more of your collections. We focus the applications within the possibilities as desired. In addition, you have access to our customer portal to answer all your questions, complaints or ideas and the latest news.

Archives

Often, archive management systems are complex programs. They are usually difficult to use or contain too few functionalities. Picturae has therefore developed a user-friendly, web-based archive management system: Memorix Archives!

To best match the wishes of the market, Memorix Maior has been developed for and together with archive institutions. Software that fits perfectly with the common ambition fits the cultural heritage.

Picturae has provided the system with very broad functionalities, without complicating the system. Use a user-friendly application for archive description and piece description. Our package contains space for the history of the archive and the content of the collection. There is also the possibility of importing or composing thesauri, and the new archive package offers full support for depot management.


Functionalities

Developing the new archive package, we have used standards such as ISDIAH, ISAAR (CPF), ISAD (G), Dublin Core, METS, SKOS and various exchange standards such as OAI-PMH, SRU, and Open Search. The system is built on modern Open Source software, is fully web-based and can be used in a private cloud environment. In addition, unlike other packages on the market, we can offer the following functionalities:

 

Archives
  • Manage multilingual archive descriptions
  • Search application that can be offered on its own website
  • API available for far-reaching integration in its own website or for mobile application development
  • Direct linking of scans with the file management system
  • Integration with collection management system
  • Direct delivery to Europeana / Archives Portal Europe
  • No per user or per-access license, but a fixed amount per year
  • Scanning on demand integration
  • Reservation system and visitor registration
E-depot

E-depot

Picturae is the first and only supplier in the Netherlands that offers a fully integrated e-depot system. This allows you to control your ingestion, preservation of digital archives, metadata management and making available. Since our solution is fully based on Open Standards (OAIS, METS, (TMLO) TOPX and EAD) you have a solid and sustainable solution. Like all our products, we work completely web-based and through our hosting platform. You do not therefore have to expect high investments in expensive servers and networking.

Building File application

Building File application

One of the most consulted archive resources is your building file archive. We have developed an application in cooperation with our clients that provides for the use of building files by employees of the archive, - from the municipality but also the citizen. The application will allow you to fully work in accordance with the copyright and privacy laws. Both digitized and only physically available building files can be publicly accessible through this tool.

OpenSKOS

OpenSKOS

OpenSkos has been developed in collaboration with Catch+, the National Cultural Heritage Department and the Institute of Sound & Vision. The application is intended for the long-term and complete management and use of thesauri, taxonomies and keyword lists.

Heritage helpers

Heritage helpers is a crowdsourcing website where archives and museums offer their digitized collections to the general public for disclosure. The goal is to make collections searchable in this way and to ensure that they are quickly accessed. Indexing or describing a collection is time consuming. Heritage helpers appeals to volunteers who like to work with historical collections. Many hands make light work.

Website

Your unique collection(s) online in a professional and accessible manner, we know how.

Webproducts

Picturae has several solutions for the presentation of collections of heritage institutions to the public. The products below are the basis. The chosen basic functionality is then shaped and adjusted according to the wishes of the customer. Maximum freedom, yet decent and cost-effective.

Webproducten
How we work

How we work

At picturae we care about our client's wishes. How we convert your wishes into a website is entirely up to you. There are two ways we bring our projects to a success. Classical, a predetermined route with delineated results. Or in an 'Agile' way, where speed and flexibility is paramount and the customer is a participant in the project. Bumps and flat oars will be taken and overcome together.

Whichever way it is chosen to make a website,  to habe it built is always difficult. Fortunately, Picturae has designers that can show the possible end product in the early stage of the build.

We provide our website with Content Management Systems (CMS). This makes the websites easy to use and your content easily customizable. You can customize the menus, texts and other content yourself. We are mainly developing in Joomla, but other platforms such as Drupal, Wordpress or custom CMS are of course also possible. We also offer customized CMS courses.

SSL certificate

Internet security is a hot item: on a daily basis we read about security issues on the internet and the protection of personal data. A secure website is a partnership of good website security, responsible use of usernames and passwords by the visitor of your website and a secure connection between your visitors and your website. With our websites, this is guaranteed by means of so-called SSL certificates.
SSL Certificate
Mediabank

Mediabank

A solution for searching and publishing image collections. For example, images, cards, books, prints can be included in the image bank, but also movie files or audio files. One example of an assignment:
Archive viewer

Archive viewer

The archive viewer works on the basis of the international standard EAD. The entire archive, registers including attachments and scans is presented with this search and presentation layer. A good example of this can be found on the websites of:
Genealogy

Genealogy

In the field of genealogy, Picturae offers a component that allows you to search for ancestors or browse through registers. In a very efficient way, millions of personal data are being searched in a split-second. See, for example, the website of:
Periodical viewer

Periodical viewer

Search millions of newspaper pages in one hundredth of a second? The periodic viewer shows the result in which your search query is found. Easy and fast. Look for an example of the newspaper viewers on this website:

Cases

A few of our successful projects of the past twenty years digitalization and development

Heritage helpers

Many hands make light work, and beautiful digital projects

Because indexing or describing a collection can be very time consuming, Picturae has developed a crowsourcing platform; Velehanden.nl.
VeleHanden is a crowdsourcing website where archives and museums offer their digitized collections to the general public for disclosure. The goal is to make collections searchable in this way and to ensure that they are quickly accessed. VeleHanden appeals to volunteers who like to work with historical collections. Many hands make light work.

Research has shown that the quality that the crowd delivers on VeleHanden is unprecedentedly high. The passion with which volunteers work at VeleHanden is big. In addition, we have taken measures in the technical field to monitor quality. In addition, VeleHanden is arranged so that one and the same scan is always introduced by two different volunteers and then checked by a third person. If the examiner still has questions about the scan, he will send it to a designated expert of the heritage institution of the project who knows the collection well.

Since the launch in October 2011, the crowdsourcing website has received much enthusiasm from both heritage institutions and participants. In 2012, VeleHanden won the History Online Prize and was awarded the title The Best Historic Website of 2011. In 2015, we hosted the English version of the VeleHanden website; Heritage Helpers And a year later, in October 2016, also followed the Frisian version; Fryske Hannen!
It all started with our Dutch platform Velehanden.nl.
Heritage Helpers
Because all published collections are accessible through a central responsive website, it's easy for anyone who is interested in the past of your region to search through the collections in a single and unambiguous way. Each participant will have its own page on the website.

A server with a collection management system is of course nothing without content. However, we can deliver content by digitizing your unique collections.

Storage & Hosting

Safe, sustainable and reliable, your collections are in good hands.

Webstorage

Webstorage

Picturae's webstorage offers the solution for storing your files, images and documents that should be available through applications such as websites, image banks and databases within a split-second. Because the files are constantly replicated to ensure security in the rare case that something happens to the first repository, just like our durable storage, Picturae's web storage is extremely secure.

Hosting

Hosting

Our infrastructure is very robust. If visitors use our websites, image banks or other products, they are automatically forwarded to the (web) servers where the least traffic is going. As a result, the connection remains optimal and our customers are efficiently serviced. At the opening of the Picturae image bank that made World Press Photo, we were able to handle millions of connections per hour.

Helpdesk

Contact

  Klaas Brouwer
  Support Desk
  +31 (0)72-5355756
  helpdesk@picturae.com

Human Resources

Contact

  Saskia Groot
  HR Manager
  +31 (0)72-5320444
  jobs@picturae.com

Sales

Contact

  Rob Jacobs
  Vice President Picturae Inc.
  +1 917 993 3924
  r.jacobs@picturae.com

Contact

  Jean Pierre Sens
  International Sales Manager AV
  +31 (0)72-2100471
  jp.sens@picturae.com


Contact

  Jeroen Bloothoofd
  International Sales Manager
  +31 (0)72-5355750
  j.bloothoofd@picturae.com


Contact

  Robert Tiessen
  Sales Engineer
  +31 (0)72-5320444
  r.tiessen@picturae.com

Development

Contact

  Danny Gharbaran
  Manager DSH
  +31 (0)72-5355765
  d.gharbaran@picturae.com

Heritage helpers

Contact

  Sám Meijers
  Project Manager
  +31 (0)72-5320444
  s.meijers@picturae.com

Picturae - The Netherlands
De Droogmakerij 12
1851 LX Heiloo
The Netherlands
tel: +31 (0)72-5320444
e: contact@picturae.com

Picturae - United States
Head office:
228 East 45th street, New York

Visiting address:
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
United States of America
m: +1 917 993 3924
e: r.jacobs@picturae.com

Contact

  Helpdesk

Klaas Brouwer
Support Desk
+31 (0)72-5355756
helpdesk@picturae.com

Contact

  Human Resources

Saskia Groot
HR Manager
+31 (0)72-5320444
jobs@picturae.com

Contact

  Sales

Rob Jacobs
Vice President Picturae Inc.
+1 917 993 3924
r.jacobs@picturae.com

Contact

  Sales

Jan Pierre Sens
International Sales Manager AV
+31 (0)72-2100471
jp.sens@picturae.com


Contact

  Sales

Jeroen Bloothoofd
International Sales Manager
+31 (0)72-5355750
j.bloothoofd@picturae.com


Contact

  Sales

Robert Tiessen
Sales Engineer
+31 (0)72-5320444
r.tiessen@picturae.com

  Development

Danny Gharbaran
Manager Development, Storage & Hosting
+31 (0)72-5355765
d.gharbaran@picturae.com

  Heritage helpers

Sám Meijers
Project Manager
+31 (0)72-5320444
s.meijers@picturae.com

Picturae - The Netherlands
De Droogmakerij 12
1851 LX Heiloo
The Netherlands
tel: +31 (0)72-5320444
e: contact@picturae.com

Picturae - United States
Head office:
228 East 45th street, New York

Visiting address:
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
United States of America
m: +1 917 993 3924
e: r.jacobs@picturae.com