Welcome to the May edition of the CollectionSpace newsletter. Thank you for continuing to follow along with our newsletter series and we hope that you continue to learn new things about CollectionSpace. If you’d like to suggest future newsletter topics or ideas, please send us an email at collectionspace@lyrasis.org. We’re always happy to hear your ideas!


Time-Based Media Extension for CollectionSpace

As a follow up to our very successful Community Spotlight Series on Cataloguing and Exhibiting Time-Based Media, featuring The Museum of the Moving Image, we are pleased to announce that you can now try out the beta version of the extension for yourself! Please contact megan.forbes@lyrasis.org for the URL and credentials for the beta site.

Why is this important?

This extension allows you to provide a standardized structure for the description of all components and associated changes to any born-digital or time-based work – whether that be conservation, exhibition, loan or any other life-cycle event. You will now have the ability to ensure that your vocabularies, lists and schema will meet the changing needs of your born-digital or time-based work.

Want to know how we got there? Re-watch our Community Spotlight Series webinar here: https://bit.ly/38CFB1f

Let’s Talk About Material Order

The Material Order Consortia is the leading resource for design materials collections at academic and cultural institutions. Created as a collaboration between CollectionSpace, Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Rhode Island School of Design, Material Order brings the power of CSpace to users with a community-based approach to the management of their design materials collections granting federated search access to all participating institutions.

With a specialized Design Materials Profile, members of the consortia benefit from a shared open-source collections management system meeting their specific needs and use cases and an open public browser providing easier access to member’s design materials collections.

Current Members include:

  • Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
  • University of Michigan – Art, Architecture & Engineering Library
  • OCAD University
  • University of Connecticut – Krenick Institute of Arts & Engineering Materials Library

Learn more about what the power of consortia can do for you: https://materialorder.org

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

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

Missed us at AAM in Boston? No fear! Come visit us at the CollectionSpace booth at AAMG being hosted in-person at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Linda Colet and Megan Forbes from the Program Team will be on hand to answer questions and learn more about your needs! We can’t wait to meet you.

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