- Getting Started
Collective Access was developed beginning in 2003 by a partnership of Whirl-i-Gig and a number of US and European institutions as a web-based software to catalog, manage, and publish museum, archival, and digital collections. It is highly configurable to support a variety of metadata standards, external data sources and repositories, media formats, and languages - all with little to no custom programming. Collective Access seamlessly integrates three main modules for cataloging, collections management and search, and collections publishing. Some of the many institutions using Collective Access include the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, the Archaeology Lab at the University of Toronto, and the Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery in Hertfordshire, England.