​The museum collections management technology project was funded in 2017 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Partners at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) and Ithaka S+R were tasked with investigating the museum technology landscape around collections, and how well it supports internal operations as well as community programming.​

Surveys and interviews gathered input and ideas to identify opportunities within museums and other collections-holding institutions to leverage collections information technologies in support of public-facing programs and inter-institutional collaborations. To share findings and support community dialogue around potential future directions, a final report, dataset, and presentation are available at the links below.​