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CollectiveAccess: Open Source Collection Management for Archives


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CollectiveAccess: Open Source Collection Management for Archives

  1. 1. Open Source Collections Management Software
  2. 2. What is it?
  3. 3. Collections management software
  4. 4. Collection presentation software
  5. 5. Collection presentation software
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Key features
  9. 9. Key features
  10. 10. Key features
  11. 11. Key features
  12. 12. Key features
  13. 13. Key features
  14. 14. Workflow customization
  15. 15. Workflow customization
  16. 16. Workflow customization
  17. 17. Workflow customization
  18. 18. Workflow customization
  19. 19. PhilaPlace http://www.philaplace.orgDevelopment began: 2006Public launch: 2009Developed by: The Historical Society of Pennsylvaniaand Night Kitchen Interactive, with support fromWhirl-i-Gig
  20. 20. New Museum Digital Archive Development began: 2009 Public launch: 2011 Developed by: The New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York and Whirl-i-Gig
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Types of collectionsFine ArtFilmTechnologyArchitectural design archivesCostumes and clothingAnthropology/ethnographic collectionsBiodiversity conservation (field photographs)Oral historyExhibition asset managementCorporate archivesPhotographyHistorical societies
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. Thank you! Questions or comments? Contact: Julia Weist julia@whirl-i-gig.comFor more information on CollectiveAccess: