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Collection or archive?

Just decided to start a project of cataloging old daguerreotype collection, over 100 items with detailed records. Should I go with collective access software or atom archive software? What’s the difference?

I want to put all daguerreotype data in large excel spreadsheet then upload it, then add photos. Can I add custom fields? Like, for example, a field for clothing etc.

How does sharing final project work?

Thanks in advance.

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  • User CA. Atom uses ISAD-G as a description standard and you will find it difficult and frustrating cattering it to catalogue daguerrotypes. I suggest using the CDWA-lite profile and using the CDWA online manual to understand how to use the forms in the best way.

    For photos, try to put the works' unique ID at the start of the filename to make the image import easier.

    If you want to identify clothing being used in the pictures you could, for example, create a type of work for "clothing", or maybe occurrences, or lists.

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