Embry-Riddle’s University Archives has a new and improved look. In tribute to the university’s 90th anniversary this year, the Archives redesigned its database and upgraded its software to a new version that allows public access to historical records via mobile devices.
Users of the archival database can search for such materials as alumni memorabilia, audio recordings, corporate records, newspaper clippings, photographs, video media, and many artifacts, including awards and aviation paraphernalia.
The University Archives is the official repository for the historical records of all three campuses of Embry-Riddle and all of its predecessor bodies. The holdings document the rich history of Embry-Riddle from its origins in 1926 to the present.
The upgrade was made possible thanks to the collaboration between Embry-Riddle’s Archives and Digital Strategy teams and Eloquent Systems, the developer of the database software. The new interface they crafted as a pilot project will now become part of the Eloquent Systems standard commercial software used by other archives.
In other Archives-related news, the university repository recently relocated to the Eagle Alumni Center (formerly known as the IT building) on Clyde Morris Boulevard at the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach, Fla. campus. For more information or to discuss donating photos, memorabilia, or documents, contact University Archivist Kevin Montgomery at (386) 226-6296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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