CollectionSpace is pleased to announce the release of CollectionSpace Version 4.2. 

Highlights of the release include: an upgrade to the latest version of Nuxeo, the enterprise content management framework that serves as one of CollectionSpace’s major underpinnings; the implementation of our first community of practice profile supporting fine and contemporary art collections; and the inclusion of a new procedure in support of exhibition planning, contributed by the Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

The CollectionSpace Fine and Contemporary Art Profile is based on work done by the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery, Denmark) and Walker Art Center as part of their CollectionSpace implementations. The extension sets map to the core fields recommended by the Categories for the Description for Works of Art (CDWA) standard produced by the Getty Research Institute, and the DOCAM documentation model.

To read full release notes, including a list of all bugs fixed and enhancements made, visit the release page on the CollectionSpace wiki.

We would like to extend thanks to the community members who assisted with the QA process for this release; without your contributions, this release would not have been possible.

About CollectionSpace: We are a dynamic community of professionals working in the arts, humanities, social, and natural sciences. We collaborate to design, develop, and share a platform for collections information management that: supports traditional collections management activities; enables the integration of emergent and dynamic new technologies into the information ecologies of museums; and is an effective and affordable alternative to one-off applications developed in-house and proprietary offerings. CollectionSpace is freely distributed under the ECLv2 license. ​

For more information, to get involved, or to take a guided tour through CollectionSpace, please visit us at www.collectionspace.org.