A CollectiveAccess Community

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

Author: Liza

guides and workflows

Setting Up an Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting Provider

At The New School Archives and Special Collections, we initially wanted set up an Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) data provider to be able to serve our digital collections records from our CollectiveAccess site to the OCLC Digital Collections Gateway so that they would be searchable on WorldCat. Later on, we wanted […]

quick tips

How to make sure your PDFs are Searchable

CollectiveAccess is finicky! In order to make sure your PDFs are searchable, you need to pay attention to a few things. 1)What version of CollectiveAccess are you using? PDFs are only searchable if you are using Providence 1.4 or (or later versions) and Pawtucket 2 (or later versions). 2)What software did you use to create your PDF?  […]

news and events

First Documentation Edit-a-thon (6/5/15)!

Our first CollectiveAccess documentation edit-a-thon took place in June of 2015. Among those present were Liza Harrell-Edge, of the New School Archives, Sarah Gentile of the Brooklyn Academy of Music archives, Robin Camille Davis of John Jay College of Criminal Justice Archives, and Rachel Mattson, of La MaMa Archives.