Welcome to the April edition of the CollectionSpace newsletter. In this issue we’re talking about exciting things our implementers are doing with CSpace and where you can find us in the coming months! Read on for details.


Welcome New Implementers

We are pleased to welcome our newest CollectionSpace implementer, the Boston Public Library! In addition to their vast collection of books, the Library has an Arts Department that cares for over one million items including prints, photographs, drawings, paintings, and sculpture – all in need of a robust collections management system.   

Two years ago, the Arts Department established updated policies and procedures for cataloging their collection. Now, thanks to CollectionSpace, they have a system to store their improved data. Our web-based collections management tools provide an important resource addition to the Boston Public Library’s upcoming Special Collections Reading Room (currently part of the Rare Books Renovation Project). This will be a significant resource for both staff and public to access.  Reference questions related to special collections held in the Arts Department can be directed to arts@bpl.org.  

Boston Public Library utilizes both ArchivesSpace and CollectionSpace hosting services. We are proud to have this important Library as part of the LYRASIS family of implementers.

CollectionSpace Community Spotlight Conversation: Cataloging and Exhibiting Time-Based Media with the Museum of the Moving Image

On Wednesday, March 30th, we hosted Regina Harsanyi and Miranda Hambro from the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) as part of our CollectionSpace Community Spotlight Series. Regina, Miranda and Megan Forbes from the CSpace team spoke about cataloging and exhibiting time-based media. The team at MoMI has been working with CollectionSpace to improve support for cataloging, describing and exhibiting born-digital and time-based works. You can watch the entire presentation and conversation here: https://bit.ly/38gfvko

Stay tuned for more details on our next Spotlight Series as well for more information on trying out the newest extensions for time-based media which will be available soon.

How to Videos on Vimeo

Did you know we have “How To” videos on our Vimeo site? 

  • Or have a look at using the CollectionSpace user interface and CSV Import Tool to “roundtrip” data for clean up: https://vimeo.com/702047001

Something you’d like to see in a “How To” video? Send us your suggestion at collectionspace@lyrasis.org

Where to Find Us

May 18-22, 2022AAM Annual Meeting and Expo, Boston, MA USA 

Set a reminder to come by booth #1243 At the Museum Expo on Friday and Saturday at the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in Boston. Megan Forbes and Linda Colet from the CollectionSpace team will be there to answer all your questions and talk about what we’ve been up to. We are excited to see folks back in-person, so make sure you stop by to see what other exciting opportunities we have for engagement!

June 14-17, 2022 – AAMG Annual Conference, Logan, Utah

Looking for another opportunity to chat? Drop by our booth at AAMG being hosted in-person at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Learn more about what’s happening, where we’ll be, and upcoming classes on our Community Calendar.  

Get In Touch

Looking for ways to get involved in the CollectionSpace community?

Check out these helpful links to some of our resources:

Vimeo – check out our collection of videos including demos, “How To” videos, webinar recordings, feature walk-throughs etc.

Mailing Lists – join our TALK Listserv to stay in the loop on what’s happening in the community, or ask questions or connect with fellow CSpace implementers.

Blog – Find announcement news, release highlights and much more on our CollectionSpace blog.

Twitter: Follow us @Collectionspace