• 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 

  • December 10, 2013

    Welcome To Our New Site!

    Today's a brand new day! Welcome to our totally redesigned site. You'll find everything you need to start a new CollectiveAccess project or get support for an existing one. Take a moment to learn about other users, explore new features, and visit the forum to voice questions and thoughts. Download CollectiveAccess if you're ready to get started, or visit the project wiki if you want more in-depth documentation. Get in touch with us if you're interested in consulting services, or visit our demo if you're still not sure. Finally, while you're at it, please follow us on Twitter @CollAccess! 

  • December 6, 2013

    First Look: Artwork from the Archive

    As part of the New Museum's First Look series, artist Damon Zucconi has created an original piece drawing from the institution's CollectiveAccess archive.  Multiple (2013) is a website that displays a dynamic counter marking the duration since each public program in the catalog has occurred.  Code for the project can be found on GitHub.


  • November 25, 2013

    CollectiveAccess version 1.3.1 released

    Version 1.3.1 of the CollectiveAccess Providence cataloguing tool and Pawtucket front-end publishing tool are now available on the downloads page. 1.3.1 is a minor bug fix release that addresses a potential cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. Version 1.4 is expected to be released before the end of this year.

    You can get the update on our downloads page.

    Software Update

  • November 8, 2013

    Upcoming meeting in Connecticut

    Project developers will be at the Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield Connecticut on September 19th to discuss use of CollectiveAccess at history organizations, heritage museums and multi-institution associations. For more information or to attend please contact The Connecticut League of History Organizations http://clho.org/contact-us/.

    Conferences and Lectures

  • September 21, 2012

    Upcoming NYC Users' Group Meeting: Save the Date!

    3.00pm, October 10th at the Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, Queens

    Summer's officially over and the release of version 1.3 of CollectiveAccess is fast approaching. What better time for another meeting of the NYC CollectiveAccess Users' Group? We hope you can join us at the Noguchi Museum for a demonstration of new features in version 1.3, a discussion of plans for version 1.4 and beyond (bring your ideas!), and a tour of the sculpture garden. You'll also get to chat with fellow users and the CA development team.

    The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10th @ 3.00pm at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City. Directions to the museum can be found here(As long as you're in the neighborhood, you may also want to check out the wonderful Socrates Sculpture Park, which is only a block away from the Noguchi.)

    Refreshments will be served.  The meeting is open to all, so please feel free to invite others. RSVP to info@collectiveaccess.org.

    User Group Meetings