AbstractThis paper discusses work completed in 2013 at the American Alpine Club Library (AACL) in Golden, Colorado, to implement a CollectiveAccess instance, which was given the name “Explore.” Although some literature on CollectiveAccess has been published, the AACL’s experience provides a unique example of how the software was used and customized in a small library and archives with limited staff and resources. From the process to identify the software specifications and needs at the AACL, to the design of CollectiveAccess’s public interface, this paper covers the strengths and weaknesses of the platform and describes the AACL’s experience launching Explore.
SubjectsCollectiveAccess (Computer file), Collection management software, Digital asset management, Digital exhibits, Case study, Libraries, Archives, Museums, American Alpine Club
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