Place your collection, or collections, on a mobile site for access via a smart phone.
The mobile versions of the HumanitiesCMD offers the various search and retrieval options and ways to access and display information.
Smart phones offer keyboard input so many search options are available. A mobile site utilises a responsive design which provides the user-interface to interact with your collection. Mobile sites are especially useful for guided tours and the use of QR codes.
Search options will include:
Simply enter a search term, or terms, and the user gets a result. This kind of search avoids frustrating a user who is unsure what to search on.
Guided searches - below are some examples of what can be offered:
Look up a list of artists or authors
Look up a list of item titles
Explore the content according to type: sculpture, furniture, memorials, ... the options here depend on your collection / inventory
Explore the content according to keywords - the options here depend on your content. Also, there are various Thesaurus options to carefully manage the keywords.
Explore according to location of items
Look up donors, or sources
Look up via categories or themes
Every search option must provide:
Clear and distinct list of search results with basic documentation and perhaps a thumbnail.
Access to relative components, i.e. if searching Items you can click through to Producer / Items.
Easily view full documentation and images associated.
Support / Help / Tips:
Provide support / help manual which explains the content, functionality and various search tips.
Your mobile site will use data that is recorded and managed in the HumanitiesCMD. You can select the information to display and block records entirely.
The HumanitiesCMD has the functionality to export to a single file that is stored on the touchscreen computer. This file can be updated at any time.
Mobile sites let anyone interact directly with your collection / inventory via a smart phone.
Also take a look at various Apps can be used on your smart phone to manage your collection - click here.