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CollectiveAccess - The Open Source Collections Management and Cataloguing System for Museums and Archives

CollectiveAccess - The Open Source Collections Management and Cataloguing System for Museums and Archives | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

CollectiveAccess is a highly configurable cataloguing tool and web-based application for museums, archives and digital collections. Available free of charge under the GPL open-source license, it requires little to no custom programming to support a variety of metadata standards, external data sources and repositories, as well as most popular media formats. In addition to multilingual cataloguing facilities, it allows publication of this data in the languages of your choice.

 

Current users include representatives from a wide range of fields: fine art, anthropology, film, oral history, local history, architecture, material culture, biodiversity conservation, libraries, corporate archives, digital asset management, and many more. This community of partners has contributed funding, planning and software development resources, resulting in a series of specialist features.

 

CollectiveAccess can handle a long list of digital media formats, including many popular image, video, audio and document formats. All accepted formats can be automatically re-sized, watermarked and converted to web-viewable formats using criteria you define. Multi-page documents can be conveniently viewed on the web, regardless of original format, using a standards-based page-viewing interface.

 

Take a tour here:  http://collectiveaccess.org/tour

 

Download the QuickStart packages intended for single-user evaluation only, or, to use CollectiveAccess for a real project,  install the standard application packages on appropriate server hardware.


 

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Linking libraries, museums, archives

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The archivist of the United States joins an interdisciplinary conversation at Harvard about the whys and hows of integrating libraries, archives, and museums: “We are all in the same business: protecting, collecting, and allowing the use of information."

 

The symposium centered on the discussion among the panelists and audience about the opportunities and obstacles presented by LAM integration, arriving at the conclusion that "user expectations are driving the movement toward LAM integration, and that professionals in all three disciplines are accelerating their efforts to make it happen."

 

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Filipino Librarian: Libraries as Buckets

Filipino Librarian: Libraries as Buckets | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

"Libraries, archives, and museums are the buckets that allow us to draw the water from the well. Needless to say it is thus an absolute necessity that these be in good shape: no leaks, sufficiently large in size, and always ready to serve. For while available information is enormous, access to it is still quite limited. At this conference you have decided to look for better ways to provide access."  Words of wisdom from the Introductory speech of Fr. Jose M. Cruz, SJ at the 5th Rizal Library International Conference (RLIC) held at Ateneo de Manila University last 25-26 October 2012.

 

Full text of the speech is available here: http://filipinolibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/01/libraries-as-buckets.html

 

Papers/presentations delivered at the conference are available for download also here: http://rizal.lib.admu.edu.ph/2012conf/index.html

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Points Of Reference » Blog Archive » Digitized Books from the Guggenheim

Points Of Reference » Blog Archive » Digitized Books from the Guggenheim | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

New York’s renowned Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has digitized a bunch of its out-of-print publications and made them available on its website–for free! Many of the books are exhibition catalogs from the ’50s and ’60s, but there are several fairly recent publications as well.

 

The books can be accessed in multiple formats via the Internet Archive or read online on the Guggenheim website.

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