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
- Plugins extend the software's core functionality to support timelines, visualizations, image licensing and more
- Import frameworks allow for the batch migration and transformation of media and data
- Free online documentation and support
CollectiveAccess 1.7.6 released!
April 18, 2018
Versions 1.7.6 of Providence, the CollectiveAccess cataloguing tool, and Pawtucket2, the public access interface are now available. The update includes lots bug fixes and several new features./
User Group Meeting in NYC
November 27, 2017
NYC-area users please join us on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:00a to 12:00p for a discussion and demo of the new 1.7.5 features. This meeting is hosted by METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) at 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY.
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.
Download CollectiveAccess to get started
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.