Version History2004: Version 0.5x (ﬁrst publicly released version) Originally named OpenCollection2009: Version 0.6 Addresses many of the limitations of the 0.5x model In use at 40+ sites worldwide2011: Version 1.0 Redesigned user-interface and increased features In use at 200+ sites worldwide2011-2012: Version 1.1, Woonsocket (Mobile) 1.0 and more Improved importing and exporting (CSV and EAD), batch cataloging and reporting tools
Key featuresNot object-centric: object and authority items can be given equalimportanceConﬁgurable schema: all ﬁelds are conﬁgurable. No hardcoded ﬁelds.Compound ﬁelds: conﬁgurable ﬁelds can be composed of many values Supports speciﬁc ﬁeld types Makes support for complex metadata schemes possiblePre-conﬁgured standards: Can be automatically conﬁgured to support PBCore, DublinCore, VRA, DarwinCore, CDWA Lite, SPECTRUM, MARC A selection of use-speciﬁc custom schemas Any custom schemaWeb based: all functions accessed via a web-browser
PhilaPlace http://www.philaplace.orgDevelopment began: 2006Public launch: 2009Developed by: The Historical Society of Pennsylvaniaand Night Kitchen Interactive, with support fromWhirl-i-Gig
New Museum Digital Archive http://archive.newmuseum.org Development began: 2009 Public launch: 2011 Developed by: The New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York and Whirl-i-Gig
Queens Memory Project http://publicqueensmemory.whirl-i-gig.comDevelopment began: 2010Public launch: 2011Developed by: Queens College Libraries’ Departmentof Special Collections and Archives, the Archives atQueens Public Library and Whirl-i-Gig
Selected usersDeutsche Kinemathek, BerlinAmerican Museum of Natural History, NYBrooklyn Academy of Music, NYCNational Public Radio (NPR), Washington, DCAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood,CaliforniaDrexel Univeristy, Historic Costume Collection, Philadelphia, PANational Museum of Women Artists, Washington, D.C.National September 11th Memorial, NYCHansen’s Snobliz, New Orleans, LA
Types of collectionsFine ArtFilmTechnologyArchitectural design archivesCostumes and clothingAnthropology/ethnographic collectionsBiodiversity conservation (ﬁeld photographs)Oral historyExhibition asset managementCorporate archivesPhotographyHistorical societies
Overarching goalsContinue to meet the needs of the CA community.Enhance interoperability with other systems.Finish roll out of mobile services.Continue to develop already broad international usercommunity.
Thank you! Questions or comments? Contact: Julia Weist firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more information on CollectiveAccess: http://www.CollectiveAccess.org
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