CollectionSpace is a web-based, open source collections management and information system for museums and other collecting institutions. You can use it to manage your museum's cataloging, acquisitions, loans, and many other activities.
To learn more about CollectionSpace, start with the Current Release Documentation.
CollectionSpace resulted from an international collaborative effort among multiple institutions, with the goal of providing a platform for a collections management system that:
Beginning in 2008, the first months of the project were devoted to a series of community design workshops that engaged the knowledge and experience of our colleagues in museums, libraries, archives, and higher education to work on requirements gathering, functionality, workflow, interface, and user experience. Information gathered during the workshops was transformed into a revised functional specification and blueprint for the software's underlying architecture. After collating the information gathered during the community design workshops, the project's core members created an expanded series of functional requirements that in turn guided the development team's service modeling efforts.
At the end of the initial project funding rounds, the partners delivered a collections management system and collection information system platform that can be used by institutions of all sizes and collection types. The system's architecture is flexible, agile, and service-enabling.
Requirements and services mapped out but not developed during the initial phase of development are available for community partners to develop on their own, or as part of future development projects.
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