A variety of institutions, museums and archives use CollectiveAccess to create, manage and maintain all sorts of projects. The following Featured Projects represent a small cross-section of our diverse community of users, and illustrate the versatility that CollectiveAccess offers. You can also check out our complete list of users.
  • Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

    Vancouver, Canada
    • Provides access for former Indian Residential School students, their families, and communities to records of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    • Publishes information resources from partner institutions in support of education, public information, research, and dialogue about the Indian Residential School System and its legacies
    • Collects and integrates Survivor stories, records, information, and conversations about the residential school system
  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    New York, NY
    • Used to accession, catalogue and manage a fast-growing collection of objects and digital assets related to the events of September 11, 2001
    • Handles hundreds of hours of oral history testimony, video, documents and imagery
    • Facilitates rights management workflows, exhibition tracking, incoming and outgoing loans, collection storage, and conservation status
    • Feeds data to exhibit-floor interactive touch screens and projections
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music

    Brooklyn, NY
    • Presents a unique production-driven archive for a 150-year-old performing arts organization
    • Includes thousands of photographs, programs, documents and time-based assets
    • Features curated visualizations and timelines highlighting iconic artists and repeatedly reinterpreted works
    • Utilizes complex record hierarchies to capture structured data
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art

    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Manages an extensive collection of artwork spanning from 5,000 BCE to the present day
    • Supports loan tracking, exhibition management, conservation and inventory workflows
    • Features a linked-open-data tool kit for record creation and integration from Getty vocabularies
    • Feeds content to a Digital Humanities Learning Environment

    Image at left: James McNeill Whistler, Sea and Rain, 1865, oil on canvas. Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker. 1955/1.89

  • Smithsonian Channel

    Washington DC
    • Supports an ever-growing footage collection for production and broadcast 
    • Features robust clip-level logging and cataloging 
    • PB Core-compliant schema tracks Items, supporting materials, plus hierarchies from work to version 
    • Includes a researchers interface providing controlled access and discovery
  • Susan Eley Fine Art

    New York, NY
    • Supports the full administrative workflow of a commercial art gallery
    • Features one-click reports, checklists and inventories
    • Tracks sales histories and manages digital assets such as artwork documentation and press releases
    • Automatically publishes artist, artwork, publication and exhibition information to an integrated public website
  • Hunter College, City University of New York

    New York, NY
    • Showcases the history and culture of Puerto Ricans in the diaspora, through the collection of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archive
    • Provides access to photographs, documents, artifacts, art, maps, oral histories, moving image, audio clips and more
    • Integrates collection material with Drupal-based institutional website content
    • Supports account-based tools for user engagement
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art

    New York, NY
    • Presents more than 3 decades of institutional activity including exhibitions, public programs and publications
    • Includes 8,000 images, video, audio, documents and digital artwork source code
    • Features contextual essays illustrated by database content
    • Utilizes qualified Dublin Core
  • National Folklore Archives Initiative

    American Folklore Society, Columbus OH
    • An open source for metadata about hundreds of folklore archival repositories and collections in the US
    • Documents folklore and traditional cultural expressions in the US over 40 years
    • Multi-format ethnographic collections held by universities, government agencies, and cultural non-profits
    • Repository-, collection-, and item-level data available
    • Utilizes an EAD-DACS-based template
  • Jacob’s Pillow

    Becket, MA
    • Documents the history of the oldest internationally acclaimed dance festival in the United States
    • Represents one of eight digital archives in the Dance Heritage Coalition, an alliance of the country's major dance collections
    • Includes correspondence, photographs, performance programs, board minutes, books, costumes, posters, films, videos, sound recordings, and scrapbooks
    • Features online exhibitions, finding aids, robust search tools and more
  • New York State Archive

    Albany, NY
    • Provides access to photographs, textual records, artifacts, government documents, manuscripts and more
    • Integrates a robust K-12 primary-document-based lesson plan archive with browses by common core topic, learning standards and skills
    • Features a dynamic lesson plan generator where resources are modified and downloaded
  • New York Society Library

    New York, NY
    • Showcases the early circulation records of NYC's first library and oldest cultural institution
    • Details the reading histories of political figures such as George Washington, John Jay and Aaron Burr
    • Includes a network of relationship records that describe social connections and circulation activities
    • Features a public website with dynamic information visualization tools
  • Chicago Film Archives

    Chicago, IL
    • Documents a diverse collection of newsreels, advertisements, amateur and professional works
    • Streams over seven hundred full length films 
    • Includes a stock footage licensing portal
    • Contains browesable finding aids and PBCore-compliant records
  • East End Stories

    Water Mill, NY
    • Documents a century and a half of artistic production on the East End of Long Island, NY
    • Built-in entity authority manages complex relationships between artists and their friends, spouses, peers and patrons
    • Presents curated tours of signifigant geographic locations enriched by related data & media content
    • Features an interactive visual chronology and artist browser
  • NovaMuse

    Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Aggregates collections from 52 associated museums into a single portal site
    • Includes hundreds of thousands of diverse objects spanning architecture, art, military history, industry, recreation and deformed lobster claws
    • Includes metadata quality assurance protocol tools to facilitate multi-site feed
    • Enhanced social media interface allows for commenting, sharing and moderated record correction