CollectionSpace is a free, open-source collections management
application that meets the needs of museums, historical societies,
biological collections, and other collections-holding organizations.
CollectionSpace is designed to be configurable to each organization’s
needs, serving as a gateway to digital and physical assets across an
institution. The software is distributed via the ECLv2 license,
and an active developer community ensures that CollectionSpace is
continually improving. Our dynamic software is comprised of a suite of
modules and services that serves as a flexible core of collections
information from which interpretive materials and experiences – from
printed catalogs to mobile gallery guides – may be efficiently
developed. The extensible architecture allows it to be connected with
other open-source applications already in use by the arts, humanities,
and life sciences sectors including those for archival management, flora
and fauna research, online exhibition creation, and digital asset
CollectionSpace was developed by a network of North America and
European partner organizations led by Museum of the Moving Image in New
York, which originated the project, and the University of California,
Berkeley. The program continues to be generously supported by The Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation.
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