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  • 1.  Photo Storage and Sharing

    ATLIS Member
    Posted 04-21-2022 11:22 AM
    Greetings all,

    We are looking for a way to store all of the photos that our teachers and the communications office take during the school year in one managed database that is searchable for anyone in the community, including parents and students. Do any of you have solutions that you like? We are a Blackbaud school, so ideally user management would integrate with the Blackbaud core user database. We should be able to organize photos by year, class, or event, and you should be able to tag photos, so that photos are easily found through search. The system should require a secure login, so that the photos are not accessible outside the community.

    The systems we've reviewed that are free or inexpensive have serious privacy concerns, and the systems that do everything we want seem to be very expensive for data storage, so storing the hundreds of thousands of photos we have accumulated over the years will be quite expensive.

    Thank you for any ideas you have!

    Matthew Williams
    St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School

  • 2.  RE: Photo Storage and Sharing

    ATLIS Member
    Posted 04-22-2022 01:53 PM
    Kent Place has been using Vidigami for years in our communications department.  I almost never get any questions beyond logging in since it is very user-friendly.  Integrates with Blackbaud.  Privacy is good and I don't think it is that badly priced.  We took an approach that we are starting as of "date"  in using it for photography and load archives per current reunion years or publication/post need.  It has been working well for us.

    Kimberly Pearson
    Director of Technology
    Kent Place School

  • 3.  RE: Photo Storage and Sharing

    ATLIS Member
    Posted 04-22-2022 04:28 PM
    Hi Matthew,

    The Center users Vidigami for photo and video archiving. It has all the features you listed. The system syncs with Blackbaud and is accessible to parents, teachers and administrators. We have rolled it out slowly. The first users were our Archive Committee. We then introduced it to a small group of faculty and staff. After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, we are now rolling it out to our Yearbook Committee and the rest of our faculty and staff.

    The fee is just under $4,000 per year.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Kirstin McDonald
    System Administrator
    The Center For Early Education