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User-generated tips, tools, and shared strategies for using CollectiveAccess

Author: Jonathan Farbowitz

user interviews

Seven Questions for: Liza Harrell-Edge, New School Archives

This interview with Liza Harrell-Edge, Manager of Digital Initiatives at the New School Archives and Special Collections, is part of an ongoing series of Interviews with CollectiveAccess users. Previously she worked at the Fales Library and Special Collections at NYU on collections including the Sylvester Manor Archive and the Kathleen Hanna Papers. She received an […]

user interviews

Seven Questions for: Lindsay Dumas Wittwer, Center for Puerto Rican Studies

This interview with Lindsay Dumas Wittwer, Digital Archivist at the Center for Puerto Rican studies, is part of an ongoing series of interviews with CollectiveAccess users. Lindsay is currently the Digital Archivist at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) Library and Archives where she manages the Digital Projects and Oral History teams, including the […]

user interviews

Seven Questions for: Bonnie Gordon, Interference Archive

This interview with Bonnie Gordon, volunteer at Interference Archive, is part of an ongoing series of interviews with CollectiveAccess users. Bonnie has volunteered at Interference Archive since 2013 and is involved in the Cataloging, Administration, and Born Digital Working Groups. She received her MA in Archives and Public History from NYU and works as Assistant […]

guides and workflows

Interference Archive’s Guide to Cataloging with CollectiveAccess

Volunteers at Interference Archives collectively created a wiki to document their cataloging workflow. Read the guide here: https://catalog.interferencearchive.org/issues/wiki/CA-Process-for-IAcatalogers

guides and workflows

Cataloger’s Manual from the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Read the manual here: http://collectiveaccesscommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-LaMaMa_CA-Manual-5.pdf

guides and workflows

Queens Memory’s Cataloging Workflows for Image + Oral History Records

This cataloging workflow was created by the Queens Memory Project, a collaboration of the Archives at Queens Borough Public Library and the Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives. The Queens Memory Project site uses CollectiveAccess for displaying its collection of items. The Queens Memory team created a simplified version of its full cataloging […]

quick tips

Batch Editing in CollectiveAccess

Reasons to Use Batch Edit Use batch edit if you need to change, add, or remove the same piece of metadata on a large number of records. For instance, at one point during La MaMa’s 2015 cataloging push, the built-in LCSH and naming authorities lookup function in our CA back-end broke. Once we got it […]

user interviews

Seven Questions for: Karma Foley, Smithsonian Channel

This interview with Karma Foley, Director of Library and Archives at the Smithsonian Channel, is part of an ongoing series of interviews with CollectiveAccess users. Foley got her start in media as a production assistant to ethnographic filmmaker John Marshall, and later worked as a stock footage and archival researcher. Realizing that archives was where she […]