We are delighted to announce a new CollectionSpace mini-grant award to the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Working together, the the project partners will develop a new profile for CollectionSpace designed to improve management of materials collections. The profile will include a new authority for managing materials information, and an innovative expansion of the CollectionSpace authority platform that will allow both collections to contribute to a shared materials authority. RISD and the GSD are also working toward the development of a consortium that will allow materials collections across the country to contribute to and benefit from their work.