My institution is looking for a Collective Access custom xml installation profile to meet the needs of a traditional university Visual Resources Collection following CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects) rules and using VRA Core. We are moving from Filemaker Pro IRIS. The installation profile using the standard VRA Core works acceptably well for our Work records (Objects in CA), but when it comes to Image records and moving authority tables it falls far short of what we need. I know there are some configurations available on the CA website (http://www.collectiveaccess.org/configuration) - has anyone at a VRC used any of these and could recommend? Or do you have your own you would be willing to share? (Disclosure: I have very minimal experience with coding/xml)
Some of the key elements we need that we find lacking are:
- Image Records - how did you handle the Work/Image relationship in CA?
- Publications - we use publications as sources for titles, images, authorities, etc. but I can't figure out how best to map this to CA. (I've attached a screenshot of a record in IRIS for reference)
- Authority Tables and Subjects - Name authorities can map fairly well to the Entity category in CA, but we are having trouble mapping Place authority tables as well as Subject authorities and others (Materials, Culture/Period, etc.)
- Orders - we also use Order records to track and group projects - if anyone uses something similar and can suggest how to map to CA (events? occurrences?) that would be very helpful.
Thank you in advance!