About Us

With a Proficio museum and archival collections management system you’ll find your daily tasks are simplified, whether it’s data entry, updating, searching, reporting, or researching. You will efficiently catalog and track all aspects of your collection.

 

We are more than just a Collection Management Software company. We are a team of museum and archives professionals and top-notch software engineers. Your system will be supported and upgraded, advancing with technology as it evolves.

 

Company Story

Our story begins in 1988 when the archaeology teams from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar Forest sites approached software engineer David Edwards requesting a custom collections management system to manage their sites and artifacts. The system that Dave produced soon became useful to many large archaeological sites in Virginia, including Jamestown Rediscovery, Colonial Williamsburg, and Mount Vernon.

 

Total Museum Information System

Recognizing a need in the museum world for a system that went beyond managing archaeology sites, Dave began researching museum automation and consulting with many curators and archivists. The resulting system integrated object collections, archives, reference libraries, and archaeological sites all in one system.

 

Company Growth

As the word spread about this useful CMS, Dave’s client base grew and soon experienced museum, archival, and archaeological professionals joined the Re:discovery Software team. In 1997 the National Park Service selected Re:discovery Software to develop their large custom system that would manage more than 300 sites across the country.

 

Clientele

We are proud of our notable and diverse clientele, including art museums, history museums & sites, science museums, corporate collections and archives, private collections, non-profit organizations, universities, archaeological collections & sites, government agencies on the federal, state, and local levels, and so much more.

 

Evolving with Technology

In 2006, Re:discovery software engineers identified the need to move into a new database technology. Dave and his team completely rewrote the software in C#, a .NET language.  The .NET version is called Proficio, and continues to be updated and upgraded. It is a robust, reliable product.  In 2014 Re:discovery further developed online cloud hosting options, now available for purchase with a license or subscription.

 

Today, the software continues to benefit from the ideas of our ever-growing client base. User satisfaction is our primary concern. We take pride in offering a solid, well-rounded product. We continually incorporate feedback so that our collection management software meets our clients’ needs.

 

Management Team

The staff at RSI is made up of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds ranging from museum curators to software engineers.

 

President, David L. Edwards

Dave, founder and president, has over 30 years experience in software development. As the principal architect of Re:discovery products, Dave has continually worked with museum professionals and technical specialists to develop the proven premier collections management system.

 

Director of Operations, Rosy Stone

Rosy, working with the Client Services team, oversees installation, customization, conversion, and training services at RSI. She came to RSI with curatorial experience, and she has a Master’s degree in American History.

 

Director of Government Services, R. Scott Stone

Scott Stone manages client services, customization, training, and support for RSI’s government clients. Scott came to Re:discovery from the National Park Service where he’d been the museum technician at the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site. With the NPS, he also became a regional contact for the NPS collections management system. Scott has a BA in American History.

 

Director of Sales and Marketing, Steve Richardson

Steve Richardson matches institutions in need of a CMS with the solution that fits them best.  As an experienced historian and archivist who managed large collections management systems, he understands well the needs of cultural institutions to keep track of their collection. Steve has a Master’s degree in History and Public Policy.