Images added to Pennsylvania Railroad Museum archives site

by Administrator Tuesday, July 08, 2008 8:31 AM

Andornot has hosted the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Inmagic databases for the past three years.  This past month approximately 4,500 images from the H.L. Broadbelt collection of Baldwin Locomotive negatives have been uploaded and added to the archival records database.  We have edited the search interface to add an option to limit records returned to just those that have images.

"Andornot's skill in fine tuning search procedures to reflect the particular needs of our clients has been a real plus. They go the extra mile in extending Inmagic's already strong capabilities." (Jim Alexander)

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania maintains an extensive and significant Library and Archives of railroad history materials, including thousands of railroad history books and serials, several hundred thousand original negatives from rail fans, railroad companies and railroad equipment manufacturers, priceless collections of photographic prints, lithographs, timetables, original builders’ drawings and other historic ephemera. A general description of these holdings may be found on their web site.

The availability of the searchable web interface has resulted in an increase in public inquiries and praise from visitors to the site. Researchers can now perform initial searches for materials to help with research requests, photographic print orders and on-site visits. This outreach has greatly enhanced the usefulness and popularity of these unique railroad history resources.

In the Museum request for fourth year funding it was noted that Andornot’s “hosting has been highly stable, and their initial work in creating user-friendly search screens has been exceptional.”

We are looking forward to making continued enhancements to their site as funding permits. Please contact us for further information.

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