CollectionSpace

CollectionSpace UI Rewrite: Milestone 4 Update

CollectionSpace templates (UI Rewrite, Milestone 4) - animated GIF

Ray Lee of UC Berkeley’s Research IT department is the lead for the CollectionSpace UI rewrite project, code-named “Drydock.” The following piece describes progress in improving record types, template selection, and custom validation functionality in CollectionSpace. This work is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to LYRASIS, CollectionSpace’s institutional home.

 

CollectionSpace User Interface Rewrite: Advanced Search and Relating Records

Ray Lee of UC Berkeley’s Research IT department is the lead for the CollectionSpace UI rewrite project, code-named “Drydock.” The following piece describes progress in improving advanced search and record-relating functionality in CollectionSpace. This work is funded by a recent grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to LYRASIS, CollectionSpace’s institutional home.

CollectionSpace Reporting

https://webapps.cspace.berkeley.edu

Reporting on collection data managed with CollectionSpace is complicated by the variation of data models and collection types used by diverse museums and collections that employ the software. Flexible modes of generating reports -- from use of the built-in JasperReports reporting tool or extension points in the codebase, to development of web applications that address the CollectionSpace API or database -- allow users to address this complexity in ways that best suit their collection and institutional workflow. 

Improving CollectionSpace Search

Screenshot: search result table for media handling records in CollectionSpace 5.0

Ray Lee of UC Berkeley’s Research IT department is the lead for the CollectionSpace UI rewrite project, code-named “Drydock.” The following piece describes progress in improving search functionality in CollectionSpace. This work is funded by a recent grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to LYRASIS, CollectionSpace’s institutional home.

First UI milestone for CollectionSpace UI rewrite

CollectionSpace UI rewrite milestone 1

Ray Lee of UC Berkeley’s Research IT department is the lead for the CollectionSpace UI rewrite project, code-named “Drydock.” The following piece describes the state of the project after completing the first of four milestones. This work is funded by a recent grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to LYRASIS, CollectionSpace’s institutional home.

Migrating half a million Hearst Museum images to Box

Card catalog images, representative of 527,000 similar images migrated to Box

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (PAHMA) recently found itself with over half a million digital catalog card images that are in active use, but needed to be duplicated in order to preserve them in a redundant, reliable archive. Copying a few hundred, or even a few thousand files is a relatively straightforward task. Assuring that 527,000 files are successfully copied in a reasonable period of time, without requiring constant attention, is trickier. Research IT worked with PAHMA’s Dr.

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Fine photographs of fungus

Collaboration among researchers in the curation of digital resources is becoming the norm these days.  However, even if your intention is to make your digital assets available to the research community and to link them appropriately, it can still be challenging to make that happen.

Here's a short and satisfying story of one such collaboration in the field of natural history -- serendipitous to be sure, but likely to become more and more common.

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