Archival Collections Management Systems

Certificate Eligibility: 
90 minutes
Tools and Services

Are you considering implementing an archival collections management system (ACMS) such as ArchivesSpace or Collective Access? Are you overwhelmed by the process of selecting the right tool for your institution? This webcast—which is based on the original webcast developed by Lisa Spiro and her report about archival management software issued by the Council on Library and Information Resources—will take you through the process of evaluating and selecting a content management system.

Learning Outcomes: 
Identify what an archival CMS is
Defend the implementation of a CMS
Use a sound process for selecting a CMS
Discern the factors you should consider when selecting a CMS
Select some alternatives to using a CMS
Who Should Attend: 

Anyone who is participating in the decision on their institution’s archival content management system or anyone who anticipates having to make this decision

What You Should Already Know: 

Basic archival practices and procedures, knowledge of archival arrangement and description, and familiarity with basic IT terminology

DAS Core Competency: 
5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.
"This was an excellent walk-through of various CMS available."
"Working in an institution without an ACMS, [I found it useful] seeing how that could help with information about collections."
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