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The collection feature is used to group objects together using some criteria determined by a user or group of users. Collections may be private or public, and used for a variety of activities including research, exhibition planning, and as an aid to collections exposure.


The collections feature should:

  • Allow users to create "virtual" collections that group objects together using a defined set of criteria
  • Allow users to see all objects contained within a collection
  • Allow users to add or remove any object from a collection
  • Allow users to add the results of a given search string to a collection (or create a new collection from the results of a search)
  • Allow users to create public or private collections, and determine whether public collections have read or read/write access
  • Allow objects to belong to multiple collections

Standards, Guidelines + Use Cases

Use Cases and Community Design Workshop Notes

Associated Wireframes

Associated Services

Collection Service