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
Welcome To Our New Site!
December 10, 2013
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.
First Look: Artwork from the Archive
December 6, 2013
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.
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 1.3 is composed of a core cataloguing and data management application called Providence and an optional public web-access application called Pawtucket.
If you want to try out a full working CollectiveAccess Providence and Pawtucket installation on your Macintosh or Windows PC without the hassle of setting up a server try the Quickstart packages.