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LYRASIS to Establish CollectionSpace Organizational Home

LYRASIS to Establish an Organizational Home for CollectionSpace Museum Collections Management Software

by Megan Forbes

Atlanta, GA - January 24, 2014 - LYRASIS is pleased to announce that it has received funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring CollectionSpace, an open source, web-based collections management system (CMS), to museums and other collecting organizations.

The CollectionSpace application enables the effective cataloging and management of object-based collections using accepted standards. It also serves as a gateway to the physical and digital assets across the institution, providing a stable, yet flexible core of collections information from which interpretive materials and experiences may be efficiently developed, from printed catalogs to mobile gallery guides. The extensible architecture of CollectionSpace allows it to be connected with other open-source applications already used for online exhibition creation and digital asset management. Already in use in several communities of practice, CollectionSpace is configurable to meet the specific needs of different types of museums. Because it is designed to work as a hosted, cloud-based service, as well as in a standalone implementation, the software can serve the needs of organizations large and small. read more on