The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums is seeking volunteers willing to serve on an Advisory Team to contribute to the review and development of CollectiveAccess an online, open source Collection Management Software. Tasks include: adjusting and organizing of the data fields; sharing ideas about the desired functionality, features and customization of CollectiveAccess; and creation of centralized setup and search function.
Members of the Advisory Team would ideally be curators, collection managers and museum directors who are frequent users of their institution’s collection management software (CMS) who would be willing to share their expertise to help shape CollectiveAccess into a CMS that would be useful to museums throughout Minnesota.
Membership in the Advisory Team in no way requires you to change your current CMS or to participate in the proposed pilot project, which involves five organizations testing the software. (See previous post.)
Members of the Advisory Team agree to participate in e-mail discussions of ideal CMS setup and the use of various fields within the software. There will most likely be monthly webinar meetings to discuss design and usage questions. The earliest the project would begin is June 2017.
Interested individuals should contact MALHM Board Member Ann Grandy or Joe Hoover for more information or to sign up by Jan. 31.