Boy, what an August it’s been for us! We had a meeting with a lot of great communities in Kentucky, released a couple of fixes for RuskinARC and had one of our best months yet in getting people on board and improving their management and outreach efforts. We’ve got a lot to celebrate, so let’s get started.
Thank you to Frankfort, KY
We want to thank Frankfort, KY for hosting a meeting with us and many of the movers and shakers in the Kentucky preservation scene including profrssionals from Frankfort, Bardstown, Lexington, Middlesboro and the Kentucky SHPO, just to name a few. We also ate dinner at Darlin’ Jean’s Apple Cobbler Cafe in Midway, KY, which was quite an experience in and of itself.
We’re always excited to talk directly to the people that we’re trying to help and have them excited about what we’re trying to bring to the community. We can’t thank you all enough for coming out and validating that what we’re doing is actually helping.
We also had a fruitful talk about funding options for RuskinARC. There are a lot of good ideas here and we added that what we’ve been seeing is that once RuskinARC is in place, the community is usually the driving force in continued funding of the product because the people that care about the historic resources the most in the community finally have access to the information and stories concerning their historic resources and they won’t give that up again without a fight and will happily advocate on your behalf.
But initial funding can still be a problem. If you have ideas around this, feel free to reply to this email and let us know. We’d be very interested in what you think and we’ll read every reply.
See us at the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference
We’ll be getting a booth at the National Preservation Conference this year so if you’re going, be sure to stop by and say hello. We’d love to see you and talk about how RuskinARC could help you or take suggestions on making it better. Let us know if you’re going too and we’ll be sure to look out for you.
RuskinARC keeps getting better
We’ve made some improvements lately in RuskinARC to make your life a little better, including adding the ability to reorder your images (so you get to decide which images should be first) and added improvements for when you want to embed RuskinARC into your own site. We have a client working on this right now and our main goal is to let you showcase your historic resources, not the RuskinARC application. The better we can make your community look, the better we’ll feel. We’ll have a “how to” soon once they go live with their implementation.
Until next time.