This webpage serves as a gateway to Heritage Protocol related–databases. These databases will provide access points for visitors to the Heritage Protocol website who would like to dig a little deeper into the records.
Fundamental to the mission of the Heritage Protocol project is that every item within the collection, in addition to being identified and preserved, be cataloged. Every item that falls within the scope of the Heritage Protocol Collection will therefore be indexed in the database regardless of the type of medium or the location where it is housed or archived. This database provides descriptions of collections for artifacts such as personal papers, manuscripts, departmental records, photographs, audio and video recordings, and assorted memorabilia and three-dimensional items. The database is categorized, and can be browsed, by Collection Title, Subject, Creator, Archival Record Group, and Digital Library. The database can also be searched by keyword, phrase, or simple Boolean logic. The digital component links to a digital object within the database. In the case of photograph, the record also links to a digital image in the Heritage Protocol Photograph Database.
The database used for indexing the Heritage Protocol Collection is Archon, which was developed by archivists at the University of Illinois at Champaign.
The Heritage Protocol Photograph Database contains a general collection of photographs as well as the individual collections of the numerous donors. The images are provided in high quality, high resolution JPEG 2000. The database can also be searched by keyword, phrase, or simple Boolean logic.
The database used for storing these digital objects is Digitool, a digital asset-management software.