Research IT is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded funds for ongoing software development and sustainability planning for CollectionSpace, an open source collections management tool for museums. Research IT's Museum Informatics team manages five instances of CollectionSpace for museum collections at UC Berkeley. The grant has been awarded to LYRASIS, the organizational home for CollectionSpace; staff in Research IT will contribute significantly to the funded work.
The Mellon Foundation award will allow LYRASIS and the CollectionSpace community to continue to improve the application, and to advance the evolution of a sustainable open source collections management system for the benefit of museums and other collecting organizations. David Greenbaum, Director of the Research IT and a member of the CollectionSpace Leadership Working Group, says of the award, "This is a tremendous endorsement of the great work the CollectionSpace community has been doing, and this award will allow us to continue creating an important tool for museums and other collections-holding institutions, and, most importantly, will allow us to share this platform with many other colleges, universities and museums. We are very grateful to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their continued support of this program. We at Berkeley are excited to embark on the next phase of the program with LYRASIS, our members and users."
More information about the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation award can be found in the full press release posted by LYRASIS.
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