November 25, 2014
Check out the Mattress Factory Active Archive!
Congratulations to the Mattress Factory, who launched their Active Archive of installation and performance art this week. Check it out at http://www.mattress.org/archive
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
We hope to see you there!
July 17, 2014
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.
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
It's time! Providence version 1.4 has been released. New features and improvements include:
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.
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/.