iMuseum for Manx National Heritage

Manx National Heritage is the heritage agency for the Isle of Man. An essential role of the agency is to provide access to information about the Island’s unique heritage and cultural assets held in the National Museum and its Libraries and Archives. Online this role is fulfilled by the agency’s digital research facility iMuseum. Together with Gooii Ltd, Knowledge Integration were appointed by Manx National Heritage to redevelop iMuseum to:

  • Improve operational efficiencies and costs in managing and sharing the Island’s collections information online
  • Extract data from existing collection systems to deliver information in new, open and exciting ways, for example virtual pop-up exhibitions
  • Enhance the presentation and search access to the Library and Archive collections on iMuseum
  • Enhance the user experience when accessing the digital collections online

Our modular suite of middleware software, CIIM, was deployed to help realise the aspirations of the agency in improving access to its collections. CIIM replaced the bespoke marshalling application which was previously in use. Now data is synchronised from the Collections Management System (MIMSY XG) using the public facing API and automatically creates the required image artefacts for online display. As CIIM is entirely customisable, the rules for data extraction, validation and modelling were all defined bespokely. For more about CIIM please take a look at our CIIM product overview.