CollectionSpace Open House

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Attend a demo and discussion on CollectionSpace, the leading web based open-source collections management system in the cultural community of archives, libraries, and museums with collections to manage. CollectionSpace is used by a diverse group of museums and municipalities, universities and historical societies, herbaria and botanical gardens. We’re more than a CMS, we’re a community.

Want a preview before the open house? See the tour and explore our public access portal.

Learning Outcomes

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

Familiarize yourself with what CollectionSpace has to offer as a collections management tool for archives, libraries and museums with collections to manage.


Linda Colet has 20+ years experience in outreach, strategic planning, and digital consulting for museums, libraries and archives; and teaches art history at Northern Virginia Community College. Her current outreach work with CollectionSpace (LYRASIS) involves speaking with cultural institutions on how their collections management system needs fit within their overall digital strategy. Linda is the Sr Outreach Strategist for CollectionSpace, a community-supported collections management solution for museums and collecting institutions. She welcomes connections through and through LinkedIn @

Megan Forbes has over 15 years of experience working with museum collections and collections technology. Day-to-day, Megan leads the operations of the CollectionSpace organizational home, including software design and development, release planning, community engagement, and coordination with other LYRASIS programs. She also serves as co-Director of the IMLS-funded “It Takes a Village” project, which provides sustainability planning resources for open source software projects serving cultural and scientific heritage. Prior to her work with LYRASIS, Megan was the Director of the Collection at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. She has a MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Arran Griffith

State library and/or archives agency; Network/consortia; Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Special Library; Museum; Academic library: 2 year; Government library; K-12 library; Archives; Historical Society / Site; Special Collections
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.