Collections Connect is a fast software solution which extracts records and media from an institution’s existing systems, such as Collections Management Systems (CMSs), Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMs) or even spreadsheets, and presents them in a web ready form for publishing online.
Because Collections Connect is separate to the CMS, you can use it to augment or change metadata before it is shown to web users, without changing the original curatorial records in the CMS.
In the words of
Collections Connect… “CIIM development has allowed the Museum of London to publish collections information in a flexible and reliable way. The ability to add contextual data has allowed other departments to use traditional museum collections records as the starting point for their work rather than creating parallel systems and data.” Alex Bromley – Documentation Officer