iapps Launches New Web Property for Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Powered by Orgitecture On-Demand Web Platform
January 25, 2006
Washington DC. January 25, 2006- iapps, a leading provider of on-demand Internet solutions to the philanthropic sector, has launched a new Web property for the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to increase awareness of the life, principles and accomplishments of the 28th President of the United States.
Opened in 1990 as part of the Woodrow Wilson Museum, the presidential library is the place to which both scholars and interested citizens look to understand Woodrow Wilson’s impact on the world and how his ideals continue to affect numerous aspects of our social and political landscape. The Library offers access to extensive academic research, as well as public forums on topics related to the public issues and policies that surrounded the life and times of Woodrow Wilson. Its programs attract hundreds of adults, faculty and students from around the nation.
The Library’s new Web property provides students, teachers and academic researchers with electronic access to a range of materials related to Woodrow Wilson’s life and legacy. An online slideshow enables visitors to preview sample pages of documents from numerous archival collections, including political cartoons from the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives and Records Administration. A secure online gift shop and donations system supports the Library’s ongoing fundraising efforts.
To improve the user experience for site visitors iapps’ designers distilled over two dozen defined user groups for the site into three distinct categories – students, teachers and researchers. The site’s new information architecture has resulted in greater ease of use and accessibility, says Heidi Hackford, director of the Library’s Digital Archive. “The look and feel of our new Web site clearly conveys who we feel we are and how we want to be perceived,” Hackford said. “iapps’ designers were sensitive to our needs and concerns and achieved an in-depth understanding of our mission and image, often asking insightful questions to help us describe and define ourselves.”
Built on iapps’ Orgitecture platform, the site features a powerful content management system so library staff can easily keep content up to date. A second phase of site development will include an expanded eLibrary, with full-text searchable transcriptions of letters, speeches, notes, and other documents from multiple collections. The eLibrary will also provide scans of original manuscripts, photographs, and film. Extensive electronic mark-up will seamlessly link related materials, provide helpful annotation, and enable detailed searching.
About Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library opened as part of the Woodrow Wilson Museum in the spring of 1990, the nation's only facility with professionally researched and designed interpretive galleries exploring the life and public service of the 28th President. The Library offers an academic series of public forums on topics related to the public issues and policies that surrounded the life and times of Woodrow Wilson. These programs annually attract hundreds of adults, faculty and students from around the nation.
iapps (www.iapps.com), a division of Bridgeline Software, is a leading provider of Internet solutions for nonprofits, foundations and government. The company has provided innovative Web-based solutions to some of the nation's largest and most prominent foundations, affinity groups, and charitable organizations. It's flagship product, Orgitecture®, facilitates the development of custom Internet, intranet and extranet sites using a repository of Web-based modules to support the online publishing, collaboration and community-building needs of its clients. Software modules include: constituent management, content management, logic-based survey tools, discussion boards, resource libraries, calendaring, email newsletter tools, event registration, and more.
iapps customers include some of the world's largest and most renowned grantmaking foundations and social enterprises, such as: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, the Aspen Institute and Community Health Charities, among others.
About Bridgeline Software
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