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Cataloging Tips: Object Records

Here, two catalogers from La MaMa Archives present some observations about creating object records in our Collective Access instance.  This is not meant to be an exhaustive treatment of cataloging in CA, just some notes drawn from two catalogers’ experiences. TIPS Changing Record Types The FAQ section of the official Collective Access documentation wiki contains an unanswered question under Managing Metadata: Can […]

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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?  […]

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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.