We are delighted to announce that behind the scenes, CollectiveAccess is now running the show.
This open-source collection management software, coupled with the expert work of Julia Weist (metadata consultant) and Sophie Byerley (developer) from Whirl-i-gig, the company that developed the software, has now enabled us to import our first major collection of data and incorporate it seamlessly into our original design for the website. In addition to the records from Queens College, the database now includes nearly 3500 sueltas—from Smith College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Texas at Austin, and Texas A&M. We have much work ahead of us as we proof records, upload images of title pages and colophons, and develop authority lists based on the new data. We are now on the road from “alpha” to “beta”!