Content Management System

Our goal is to implement a library or archives targeted form of a content management system with a focus on safe storage and easy retrieval of large amounts of infrequently changing media assets, for example in video or photo archiving. Using such a system, the Yolo County Archives will be able to streamline its workflow and make its collections more visible and accessible to community members. A centralized system will allow archives staff to integrate all existing finding aids and inventories into one location. The money that is collected through this fundraising effort will help to purchase software and support the hiring of a project archivist to input records into the system.

Program Successes

Digitization of collections continues to be an ongoing effort for the archives. Volunteers have been working hard to digitize a variety of materials for both the D.I.Y. History site and for preservation purposes. Some of the materials that were digitized over this past year include: Military Rolls (1864-1921), the Yolo County Historic Resources Inventory 1986, Marriage Licenses 1850-1865 (488 pages), Swamp Land Reclamation Resources (Merritt Reclamation District 150, District 18 Book F4, Swamp Land Reclamation District 537), Court of Sessions 1800-1854, 2,164 Negatives, and many photographs.