Transport for NSW historical archive

Transport for NSW historical archive

Everything old
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Historically significant Transport for NSW

Historical collections like that of Transport for NSW contain hidden gems that can drive contemporary narratives. By digitising their collection and managing it through Lookatme™, Transport for NSW has made the collection available for generations.

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NSW's transport system did not spring up overnight. It was a journey with twists, turns, tracks, tunnels, and open roads as far as the eye could see. It has been the work of visionaries, cooperation, brilliant engineers, social connection and, ultimately, the labour of those who made it all possible. It's a story best told in images, video, and audio records. It's a narrative that the Transport for NSW Historical Archive now allows storytellers to explain with the help of Lookatme™.

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File management systems fall flat when it comes to creating visual narratives. Detail and connections are obscured behind visual barriers and folder structures. Lookame™ liberates historical collects while capturing accurate descriptions and attributions that help guide authentic narratives.

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The journey from analogue to digital 

Digitisation of archives is an essential function of historians and Archivists today. Once digitalised, the next task is how to protect the integrity of the collection while enabling the types of access that will help others play a key role in telling your story. This is where Lookatme™ can help. 

What is Lookatme™? 

Lookatme™ is an Australian Made™ Digital Asset Management solution used the world over by Galleries, Libraries, Museums and, of course, Archives. Lookatme™ delivers a secure, cloud-based digital asset management solution that allows Archives to create a single source of truth for their digital asset collections. 

The technical reasons why Lookatme™ is ideal for Archivists 

Lookatme™ is a Trusted Digital Repository (TDR) specified by RLG/OCLC and can be integrated with Archive Collection Management Systems (ACMS) such as Axiell, Emu and Vernon. Lookatme™ also allows Archives to integrate with a range of Records Management Systems (RMS), such as Micro Focus Content Manager (TRIM). 

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Managing your historical collections through Lookame™ is a chance to bring them to life for researchers, teams, and other key stakeholders. It allows you to demonstrate historical roles and connections with the community in ways words alone fail.

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The human reasons why Lookatme™ is ideal for Archives 

Lookatme™ is much more than just a digital archival system. It's a solution designed to bring collections to life. Lookatme™ provides:

  • Options for integrating images and videos into websites and other online solutions.
  • Increasing access while protecting the story's accuracy.
  • Crediting the creator and controlling asset lifecycles. 
     

Website and other integrations

Lookatme™ integrates seamlessly with website content management systems (CMS) such as Drupal, Sitecore and Kentico. This integration allows approved users to publish images, videos, audio files and other digital assets on websites and online solutions. Another feature of Lookatme™ is its ability to integrate seamlessly with CRM and email solutions such as Salesforce, Mailchimp, Mail Monitor, Zoho, etc.

Breathing new life into our past

The Transport for NSW Historical Archive is no longer a collection stored away and unable to be accessed and enjoyed. Lookatme™ has allowed the Transport for NSW historical archive team to bring this history back to life and the opportunity for all of us to learn from our successes and failures. Archives don't have to be nostalgic journeys. They can be journeys of discovery that remind us of who we once were and who we are today. At Lookatme™, we are proud to play our small part in telling the stories that matter to all of us.