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
Tutorial for NY-area Users
August 29, 2014
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.
July 17, 2014
The CA metadata team is thrilled that our work with the Smithsonian Channel was featured on the PBCore blog.
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 1.4 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 (coming soon).