Website and Application Development

Royal united Services Institute (RUSI) Archive Website screenshot

Website and Application Development

In line with our core operations at Max, the web development department specialises in the archives sector. For many of our clients, digitisation is simply the first step to providing much wider access to the archival material. The digitised images will then need to be disseminated and a website is often the best means of achieving this.

For clients who subscribe to one of our Archive Services such as our digital preservation software and services, SOTERIA, our archive management software and services, DRYAD, our project management software, THEMIS or Family Archives, we offer tailored front ends designed to present your materials to their best advantage. These user-friendly interfaces are built on top of the powerful back-end functionality of AtoM and Archivematica software. Where required we are able to develop specific presentational modules, such as timelines and image sliders.

For digitisation clients who have not subscribed to one of our Archive Services, we provide bespoke WordPress-based sites. WordPress is a powerful and very popular content management system. It allows new content to be added and edited without any in-depth knowledge of coding. WordPress also scores highly as a CMS due to its use of 'plugins' - ready-made pieces of code which provide in-depth functionality. Complicated processes which would previously have taken a long time to develop can simply be bought, or even downloaded for free. These plugins can then be quickly added to the site, cutting back on development time. As part of our service we provide basic WordPress training to our clients.

There is of course no point in having a website if no one can see it. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) informs our development process from the outset.

Testimonials

Max Communications and the RSA Archive have a successful, long standing working relationship. We have undertaken several digitisation projects together to scan our numerous large sized artworks, prints and diagrams. More recently we successfully migrated to Max’s archive management and digital preservation services, DRYAD and SOTERIA. I cannot fault either the consistent quality of the digitisation or the quality of professional service provided and would recommend, Max Communications, without reservation.

--Eve Watson | Head of Archive | The Royal Society of Arts
Royal united Services Institute (RUSI) Archive Website screenshot