• July 1, 2015

    Meet up!

    Join regional partners and colleagues in the first West Michigan CollectiveAccess Consortium meeting. This a free event is for any institution currently using or interested in incorporating CollectiveAccess at their institution.

    Friday, July 31, 2015 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Grand Valley State University
    L. William Seidman Center
    Richard & Helen DeVos Board Room (Room # 4002)
    50 Front Avenue SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Check out http://bit.ly/1H1kZro to RSVP for this event.

    User Group Meetings

  • June 11, 2015

    Version 1.5 now available!

    An exciting new version of CollectiveAccess is now available, with a number of new features and improvements!

    • Improved PDF reports
    • Additional external data sources such as Wikipedia and WorldCat
    • Media Annotation tools
    • Improved search functionality
    • Support for complex "interstitial" relationships
    • Collection management tools such as support for deaccessions and location tracking
    • "Check in/ Check out" library circulation module
    • Improvements to the data importer

    ...and more!

    Learn more by reading the release notes for version 1.5. When you're ready to try it out, head to the Downloads page.

    Software Update

  • February 19, 2015

    CA User Group Meeting

    Join us on Thursday, March 26th for another meeting of the CollectiveAccess Users Group, hosted by Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). It's a great way to meet CA developers, users and others interested in the project! Visit http://metro.org/events/606/ for free registration.

    User Group Meetings

  • January 12, 2015

    CA at ARLIS/NA 2015

    Going to the ARLIS/NA 2015 Conference in Forth Worth, Texas? Join us for a presentation called "This Town is Big Enough for All of Us: Managing Assets Across an Organization." We'll demo a project that integrates Library, Archive and Museum collection workflows.

    Saturday, March 21
    9:45am - 10:45am
    Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Free for conference attendees
    More info here: http://arlisna2015.sched.org/event/296f95bdec36353193a3913e47f701fb#.VLQ...

  • November 25, 2014

    Check out the Mattress Factory Active Archive!

    Congratulations to the Mattress Factory, who launched their Active Archive of installation and performance art this week. Check it out at http://www.mattress.org/archive

    Project Launch

  • November 7, 2014

    Upcoming User Presentations at METRO

    Join us for our next CAUG (CollectiveAccess User Group) meeting at METRO in New York City on 12/1. This event will feature a fantastic lineup of presentations from a diverse list of users. We'll hear from Booklyn (an artist book archive), Roundabout Theatre Company Archives, Brooklyn Navy Yard and the New York Society Library. Topics will include CollectiveAccess Finding Aids, information visualizations and of course, metadata! We hope to see you there.

    CollectiveAccess User Group (CAUG) Meeting
    Mon, Dec. 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. - noon
    METRO Training Center
    57 E. 11th Street (4th floor)
    New York, NY 10003
    FREE (registration required)

    More info here: http://metro.org/events/572/

  • August 29, 2014

    Tutorial for NY-area Users

    We're pleased to announce our second CollectiveAccess User Group meeting hosted by METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council)!  Breaking from tradition, this event will be structured as a full day workshop with hands-on training.  The day will be divided into a basic session, covering installation and configuration of CA, and an advanced session focused on data import.  All in the area are welcome to attend!

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 10am-noon and 1-3pm at:

    METRO Training Center

    57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor

    New York, NY 10003

    More information can be found here: http://metro.org/events/540/ and http://metro.org/events/541/.

    We hope to see you there!


  • July 17, 2014

    Metadata win!

    The CA metadata team is thrilled that our work with the Smithsonian Channel was featured on the PBCore blog.  Check out the full interview with Karma Foley, Director of the Library and Archives, right here: www.pbcore.org/news/pbcore-at-the-smithsonian-channel

  • April 10, 2014

    New METRO NYC User Group

    We're very excited to announce the formation of a new NYC-based CollectiveAccess user group organized by the Metropolitan New York Library Council.  The group will meet on a quarterly basis at the METRO Training Center (57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10003).  The first meeting is on Thursday, May 29, from 10am-12pm and will include 3-4 presentations of active projects plus an overview of new and ongoing development by the CA team.  

    An email discussion list has also been set up for the group.  Join here or read more about the group here.  We hope to see you on May 29th!

    Special thanks to Robin Camille Davis, Emerging Tech & Distance Services Librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who convened the group.

    Learn more here: http://metro.org/events/509/.

  • March 12, 2014

    1.4 Release

    It's time! Providence version 1.4 has been released. New features and improvements include:

    • Flexible new data import tool. Read, transform and import data in many formats.
    • Data export in XML, Excel, MARC and more.
    • Completely revised annotation tools for imagery, audio and video, including time codes clips and subtitles.
    • Timeline and map data visualizations. If you can find it you can map it.
    • More cataloguing options, including support for rich metadata on relationships.
    • An expanded range of supported media formats, including 3d models and medical scans.
    • An updated look and feel for the user interface


    And more! For a complete list of features, see Release Notes for Providence 1.4 on the wiki. Also included in this release is an updated 1.4 Pawtucket, designed to work with the new Providence. Visit Downloads to give it a try!

  • March 6, 2014

    CA Workshop at Eyebeam

    Hello New York users! Our friends at Eyebeam are hosting a digital archiving workshop on March 11th, and CollectiveAccess will be discussed. For more about "Open Source Digital Archiving: Omeka, CollectiveAccess, and Beyond," visit here: http://eyebeam.org/events/open-source-digital-archiving-omeka-collective-access-and-beyond. The instructor, Hadassah Damien, is a technologist, catalog software developer, and digital communications specialist at Openflows

  • December 19, 2013

    "Musées de France" Validation

    Great news! Thanks to the efforts of developers in France, CollectiveAccess has now been validated by the French Ministry of Culture for "Musées de France" inventory. 

    "Musée de France" is an official designation given to most of France's largest museums, and it includes a rigorous set of standards that CollectiveAccess now fulfills. For those who read French (or don't mind using Google Translate) more background can be found here: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9e_de_France.

    This validation makes CA a perfect fit for many important French institutions, and represents the hard work and dedication of our French community. For a brief description of the plugins that were developed for this purpose, you can head on over to the forum.

    For the original announcement, visit here: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/apropos/actualite.htm

    And for the validation, here: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/partenaires/AIDEMUSEES/societe-info.htm