February 22, 2018
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HistoryIT hires Payson Welch as senior software architect

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PORTLAND, Maine — HistoryIT, LLC, a full-service information technology firm based in Portland, Maine and specializing in the review, preservation, digitization, presentation, and electronic management of historical collections, announces the hiring of Payson Welch as Senior Software Architect.
“We are thrilled to have Payson join our growing team at this critical juncture,” said HistoryIT CEO and Founder, Dr. Kristen Gwinn-Becker. “Payson brings a rich digital and creative background to the company. He’s just the person we need to forge ahead with our growing suite of web-delivered software products designed to manage and share digital historical collections and research with the greater public.”
Welch joins HistoryIT after six years at Dirigo Design & Development, where he was involved with every facet of application development. He has nearly two decades of experience, with proven expertise in databases, software engineering, system architecture, infrastructure building, performance tuning, and team management. Welch’s focus on software development will support HistoryIT’s initiatives to bring advanced technological tools to institutions, businesses, organizations, archivists, individual researchers, and personal collectors who struggle to manage and share their resources. Most notably, Welch will expand and enhance the functionality of ArchivesTree™ (www.archivestree.com), HistoryIT’s web-delivered archival management software that allows managers of historical archives to easily and efficiently organize, catalog, and share their collections.

While Welch leads HistoryIT’s work to enhance its history- and archives-related software products, other members of the executive team continue to expand the services that support managers of historical collections as they seek to organize their archives and make their treasures more accessible to staff, stakeholders, and public audiences. As professional historians, archivists, and technologists, HistoryIT’s principal and senior staff understand the challenges of organizing, interpreting, and preserving historical materials. Working with clients in museums, historical societies, archives, private businesses, government agencies, and higher education, as well as individuals with significant personal collections, HistoryIT employs cutting-edge technological tools to advance their clients’ particular needs.