CollectionSpace Profile Schema and Extension Inventory
The CollectionSpace community represents a wide range of domains. In order to facilitate adoption among these disparate domains, we have developed a set of recommended configurations and extensions. An extension is a group of fields added to a procedure or authority to support the work of a specific domain, such as fine art or anthropology. A group of procedures, authorities, and extensions combined to support the work of a specific domain are referred to as that community's profile. Often, procedures and authorities within the profile may be configured, or slightly changed, to better support the needs of that domain.
In the below table, the columns each represent an available CollectionSpace profile. The COMMON profile includes those fields and procedures common to most collecting organizations. Moving along the columns, each domain-specific profile includes a list of all available procedures, whether they have been configured to support the domain or just use the common schema, and whether they include any extensions.
The profiles are merely a starting point, or template, for your installation. Additional institution-specific configuration may be done, and extensions may be added to any profile or implementation - not just those where they're noted on this table.