Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Future of Our Past

The GG Archives will be celebrating it's fifteenth anniversary on 1 January 2015, a few short weeks from now.  It has been a remarkable journey both historically and technology-wise since its launch in 2000.  Our primary goal is to improve the content that we have, provide more depth and more online content, photographs and other media.

We want to take this opportunity to thank our patrons - the school teachers, students, researchers, genealogists and military personnel, past and present along with their families for their support and usage of the GG Archives.

The Holiday Season is upon us and we wish you well and may the new year be better and more prosperous that the past year and may you find what you're searching for on this and other websites that treasure the past for the future.

Paul K. Gjenvick
Archivist and Curator
The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives
Muncie, Indiana

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Technology and the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives

For more than a decade, the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has provided a wealth of information to the public on historical topics featuring rare and unique primary source documents, historical publications and plenty of images.

Since its launch in January 2000, the Archives has grown to over 3,500 pages - quite an accomplishment in itself. The technology that makes this all possible is some software: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, FTP Professional, OmniPage Professional, Mirabyte Feed Writer, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Professional and SnagIt, just to name a few.

This massive site is hosted on a dedicated server out of Houston, Texas -- I'm reminded monthly to pay and marvel at how well the servers perform in serving up content and images that our patrons have come to enjoy... and expect.

Last, but not least, the domain name - the was originally purchased in 1998 and has another nine years before it will need to be renewed again.

From raw bits to the finished website, the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives is truly a marvel of what is possible. For this we thank our patrons and sponsors, who all make this possible.