On March 19, 2014, staff in the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive began using an instance of CollectionSpace to manage their CineFiles collection. CineFiles is a collection of scanned images and curated metadata from press reviews, newspaper articles, press kits and other documents describing films and cinema more broadly. According to the primary managers of this collection, the move to CollectionSpace has been very successful and has allowed them to streamline their operations considerably.
The CineFiles collection is curated by professional librarians and comprises these dimensions:
- 56K documents
- 134K page images
- 31K films
- 19K subjects and genres
- 37K persons
- 8K organizations
The public portal to the CineFiles collection is currently being refactored to use a snapshot of data and images managed in CollectionSpace.
The core SaaS (software as a service) related development work on CollectionSpace 4.1 is complete. We'll now wait for LYRASIS to hire its new development team before performing any additional development on the 4.1 release. Our goal is to work with LYRASIS to wrap up development on the 4.1 release and to perform a full release process with them. We believe this will be a great way for the new LYRASIS team to become familiar with some of the CollectionSpace source code and to learn about the CollectoinSpace release lifecycle.
For more detailed information about CollectionSpace 4.1, please see the release notes.