Postings on Code4Lib alerted us to recent developments to the open source museum content management system, CollectiveAccess. Version 1.0 was released recently, with important updates due in September with Version 1.1. Although we have purchased a license for CONTENTdm, we may use it in tandem with other products, such as Omeka. CollectiveAccess has been used exclusively in museum and digital repository settings at this point, but if the current and planned features work well, CollectiveAccess may a serious candidate for library collections as well.
The SCL Director approved the purchase of an HP RAID server for archiving our digital image files and we should receive it relatively soon. Once we install the server, the process of creating records in CONTENTdm can begin — actually, I can begin sooner, but I won’t be able to take records out of the CONTENTdm client and upload them to the CONTENTdm server before our archival server is up and running.