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History Trust

The History Trust is a collective of independent organizations that have come together to improve collections care, enhance digital and physical access, and engage the public to better understand and use the essential, irreplaceable historical and cultural resources of the Mount Desert Island, Maine, region. Go to historytrust.org for more details about the Trust.

One collaborative initiative is use of this Digital Archive. The Digital Archive is an open-source, web-based catalog and access system developed on Mount Desert Island by AvantLogic.

As described by developer George Soules: "Its relational model represents a new approach for recording and presenting images and information about people, places, and events. It provides archivists with a structured, easy to use method for presenting collections online to engage users and make learning more fun."