CollectiveAccess is free open-source software for managing and publishing museum and archival collections.
- Runs on any modern web browser
- Pre-configured with several library standards including Dublin Core, PBCore, VRA Core and more
- Customizable through simple user interfaces — no complex programming required
- Reporting tools easily generate finding aids and exports to PDF or spreadsheet-readable formats
- Supports multilingual cataloging
- Mapping tools allow you to georeference any asset
- Integrated with Library of Congress subject headings, Getty vocabularies, GeoNames, and more
- Support for digital preservation workflows
- Import frameworks allow for the batch migration and transformation of media and data
- Publish an optional public-access collection website
- Free online documentation and support
CollectiveAccess 1.7.8 released
April 15, 2019
Version 1.7.8 is a maintenance release with a handful of bug fixes. See the change log at https://clangers.collectiveaccess.org/jira/issues/?filter=11340 for details.
CollectiveAccess 1.7.7 Released!
March 23, 2019
Versions 1.7.7 of Providence, the CollectiveAccess cataloguing tool, and Pawtucket2, the public access interface are now available on GitHub. The updates includes the many bug fixes and a smattering of new features. A list of changes can be viewed in the change log.
CollectiveAccess is an open-source, community driven resource that benefits from the input of volunteer developers. Volunteers are always welcome to get involved by contributing translations, code, user support, and ideas.
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CollectiveAccess version 1.7 is composed of a core cataloguing and data management application called Providence and an optional public web-access application called Pawtucket2.