CollectiveAccess Basics: Overview & Installation

Speaker Julia Weist & Seth Kaufman
Julia Weist is a Senior Consultant at Whirl-i-Gig. Since joining the CollectiveAccess team in 2010, Julia has designed and deployed collection management systems for a wide range of institutions in the museum, library, archival, corporate and non-profit sectors. Prior to Whirl-i-Gig Julia was a Librarian at the New York Society ...

Julia Weist is a Senior Consultant at Whirl-i-Gig. Since joining the CollectiveAccess team in 2010, Julia has designed and deployed collection management systems for a wide range of institutions in the museum, library, archival, corporate and non-profit sectors. Prior to Whirl-i-Gig Julia was a Librarian at the New York Society Library. Julia's sculptural work has been exhibited internationally and she actively writes and presents on the intersection of art and cultural informatics.

Seth Kaufman founded Whirl-i-Gig in 1995 with a background in civil engineering, computer science and graphic design. In addition to his two decades of experience developing software tools for a variety of industries and applications, Seth has also taught digital design and programming. Since 2003, Seth has been the lead developer and architect of CollectiveAccess.

Full Description
Registration for this program has reached full capacity. Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org to be placed on our waiting list. You will be notified if any space becomes available.
 
CollectiveAccess is an open-source collections management and presentation software designed for museums, archives, and special collections. The CollectiveAccess User Group meets at METRO on a quarterly basis to discuss projects created with CollectiveAccess, development aspects related to the platform, and solutions for utilizing open source technology to manage collections.
 
This CollectiveAccess workshop will expand the usual user group format to include a hands-on tutorial that introduces attendees to the basics of setting up and customizing a new CollectiveAccess project.  Users will learn how to modify an actual installation profile, the XML blueprint for the CA cataloging application, and will leave with a basic understanding of how to implement almost any simple database design in CollectiveAccess.  Whether you are new to CA or have worked with the application already, this under-the-hood tutorial will be a valuable introduction to the application’s structure, schema and syntax.  No programming skills are necessary, but an interest in learning to work in XML is required.  Each attendee will be provided testing space on the CA servers to load their work during the training.
 
In addition to the tutorial, several new features will be demoed including:
  • Revised and expanded annotation tools for imagery, audio and video, including time codes clips and subtitles.
  • Enhanced mapping tools with support for rectified historic maps.
  • More cataloguing options, including support for rich metadata on relationships.
 
Laptops will be provided to participants. We recommend bringing a USB drive to take your work home with you. 
 
If (and only if) you plan to attend both the basic and advanced session on September 24, please use the registration code CA924 for a $5 discount to the price of one of these events -- you'll pay a total of $25 for both sessions. 
 
Registration is also open for METRO's CollectiveAccess Advanced session at http://metro.org/events/541/.

 


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Organizer This event is organized by METRO with training software provided by oXygen.

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When?

Wed, Sep. 24, 2014
10 a.m. - noon US/Eastern

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003