Collection management systems for campus museums: CollectionSpace 0.1 released

August 4, 2009

UC Berkeley iNews, August 4, 2009

Chris Hoffman Whether they collect art or insects, museums across campus rely on collection management systems to provide the mission-critical platform for managing their collected objects and facilitating collections-based research. An earlier iNews article, Collection management systems for campus museums, described some of the challenges faced by campus museums and their IT partners, and announced a major project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to develop a web-based, open-source solution via an international collaboration with UC Berkeley as a major partner. At the beginning of July 2009, the CollectionSpace project (formerly called Advancing OpenCollection) announced its first release. read more on