An Introduction to the Palace Collection Manager

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The Palace Collection Manager is your administrative, back-end tool for the Palace Project app. In this session we will discuss how to access your Collection Manager, manage user accounts, access library circulation data, and customize your catalog through the creation of lists and lanes. Join us to find out how you can use the Palace Collection Manager to increase discovery and highlight your ebook collections!

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Locate, log in and change their password in the Palace Collection Manager
Identify how to access library circulation data and download the CSV for their affiliate libraries
Understand how to curate their library catalog through the creation of custom lists and lanes
Identify how to edit library metadata for accuracy and to increase discovery
Manage additional Collection Manager accounts


Tara Carpenter is an Implementation Coordinator for the Palace Project, focusing on providing a positive user experience by ensuring that participating libraries are onboarded, trained, and configured correctly. She has a background in nonprofits and public libraries, previously working in roles including Program Manager of Adult Education, Library Services Manager, and Library Branch Manager. Tara is a passionate advocate for providing unfettered access to information for as many people as possible. She believes that The Palace Project is the perfect avenue to reach numerous underserved library populations worldwide. Throughout her career, Tara has concentrated on the democratization of technology, encouraging the usage and adoption of digital materials and tools in libraries through public programming and staff training initiatives. She also currently works part-time as a project management consultant. Tara holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.

Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Special Library; Museum; Academic library: 2 year
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