we are committed to helping scholars and researchers
take full advantage of cutting-edge technologies
to advance their cataloging efforts and
to publish cultural content online
developed with cooperation from professional catalogers,
our online tools are designed to archive, manage, author and publish
cultural content – particularly catalogues raisonnés –
all in one easy-to-use package
and our user-friendly interface enables you to do it yourself
panOpticon software is behind these catalogues:
John Singer Sargent
John F. Folinsbee
“The people at panOpticon have a global understanding of compilation, editing, sorting, and cross-referencing requirements which made it very easy to discuss our particular needs. Aside from the obvious complexities that are inherent in developing a new program (as well as the integration of old database files), they have created a visually organized and intuitive tool that we expect to use for many years to come.”
Elizabeth Oustinoff, John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonné
Our software is web-based—it can be accessed anywhere there is an Internet connection.
Since the tools reside online and are accessed through an ordinary web browser, no particular system requirements are needed to use them.
Only one License is necessary and it never expires.
The software is password protected with different levels of access for other users that are entirely under your control.
If you have data, we will convert and migrate yours to fit our database structure. We convert most data formats. You lose nothing in the process.*
We can work with you to modify our product to meet the demands of a specific artist or to accommodate a particular kind of content.*
We don’t host your catalog; our customers purchase a web-hosting package with an outside vendor if they don’t already have one. We can walk you through the process. When you’re ready, we upload the software and the database with its new contents to your host server.
The web host regularly backs up your database. Some hosts charge a little extra, but most include backups in the price. We make sure that backups are running periodically. If you ever need a previous version of the database reinstalled, we can do that for you, or let you know how it can be done within the web-host’s site.
We can help you register a domain name if you don’t already have one.
We will train your staff, interns, and anyone else who will be using the tools in on-site and/or remote tutorials.
Call for assistance during regular business hours, or get support via email.
We periodically update the software and send you notes on the changes.
Apart from whatever support you need from us, there’s no need for IT involvement—it’s an entirely do-it-yourself enterprise!
And when you are ready we can work with you to design a website that takes full advantage of your content.*
* These items are negotiated separately.
Depending on what you want to spend, we have three software packages to choose from.