Flexible digital collections management
One platform suitable for all
Scalable to any collection size
Built for you AND your audiences
Flexible digital collections management
One platform suitable for all, scalable for any collection size. Developed for you, designed for your audiences.
What's included with PastView
As if access to the PastView collections management system, a branded digital collections website, unlimited administrative users, 50GB of storage and 2-hours of online training isn’t enough, take a look at the amazing opportunities that await you.
|Attributes||Organise data by assigning attributes that will drive your search and improve access.|
|Attributes Sets||Use attribute sets to create the sub categories and filters to power your search.|
|Collections||Add or remove items, create sub-collections, set rights and limits, and take control.|
|Entities||Determine specific labels in order to tag and connect items across your collection.|
|Imports||Add as little or as much as you like to your digital collections through our bulk importer.|
|Items||Create well structured, highly searchable collections from your diverse digital files.|
|Metadata||Rename items within collections in bulk and update metadata from collections in bulk.|
|Tagging||Link separate items within your collection by creating tags to connect them.|
|Data Capture Services|
|Audio Visual Transcription (AVT)||Convert spoken word in your audio collections to a readable, searchable text format.
|Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR)||Transcribe handwritten text with HTR to enable it to be selected, copied and searched.
|Optical Character Recognition (OCR)||Make typed text searchable through optical character recognition (OCR).
|PDF Text Extraction||Retrieve 100% of text within PDF documents to support the discovery of your materials.|
|Action Buttons||Create action buttons throughout your site and control where the are embedded.|
|Assets||Enjoy content flexibility by saving and linking to files outside of your archive.|
|Menus||Design and control how you wish your users to engage with and navigate your website.|
|Pages||Create additional pages to better organise and share information with your users.|
|Posts||Engage with your users and keep them up-to-date with organised forms of engagement.|
|Snippets||Showcase your content through a range of editable presentational features and tools.|
|Enquiries||Enable users to raise queries by simply completing and submitting a contact form.|
|Roles||Manage and share admin responsibility with the allocation of roles and permissions.|
|User Management||Create additional users to manage, edit or add to your digital collections.|
|Visibility||Select what items to make visible online and what image details to make available.|
|Reporting (GA)||Gather data and visitor trends, generating reports and sharing progress.|
|View available add-ons||View additional services|
Control access to valued collections, with a fully configurable membership login.
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Authenticate visitors using a third party sign-on service to protect your collections.
Digital Downloads (Items)
Offer free digital downloads or set a fee and generate revenue from collections.
An online shop enables users to add items to their basket, edit and checkout securely.
Visitors can download offline digital copies to their Kindle, PC, Mac, Tablet or Phone.
Define areas of your archive as either temporarily or indefinitely accessible.
Generate revenue by providing access through paid online subscriptions.
Share the narratives within your archive through visually engaging digital stories.
Timelines organise collections chronologically and are tailored to suit.
Virtual Reality Tour
Enhance discovery and access of internal spaces through VR immersive technology.
Allow users to engage with items by providing them a regulated space to comment.
Allow users to suggest edits and contribute information at the click of a button.
Social Media Sharing
Integrate archive content with your social media accounts, share images through social media with users.
Service Credit Pack
Looking to ingest content yourself? Service credit packs can be used to automatically recognise typed and handwritten text.
Ready your material for ingest into the PastView platform with our additional services.
Data Migration & Ingest
Our specialists are on hand to support you throughout the migration and ingest process, ensuring that your collections are prepared to take advantage of the extensive collection management features.
Do you have specific needs for the management and publishing of your digital collections?
Contact us, to begin scoping your bespoke requirements.
Our PastView experts can design, build, test, and implement additional features to meet the specific needs of your organisation.
Seamlessly match with your organisation's brand identity or work with us to create a fully bespoke design for your digital collections.
Are you using multiple systems? Speak with us to discuss how an API integration could ensure a seamless transfer between your existing systems and PastView.
We're experts in safeguarding historical content, converting physical material to digital formats.
Visit TownsWeb Archiving, to explore how we can support your physical to digital transformation.