CollectiveAccess or Something Better?
January 10, 2013 2:50 PM Subscribe
I want some kind of collections database and need your help finding one that suits my needs!
posted by Atreides to computers & internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
As part and parcel of the side pastime of mine of running a history blog, I acquire items that range from postcards to hotel keys. I don't have the best memory, so my desire is to have an online database in which I can catalog my collection and call upon anywhere and anytime I have such a desire. I would like the ability to select a category such as Images, and then search that category by subject matter.
An example of such a program would be CollectiveAccess
. I had previously tried installing this (or something similar!) on the same server through which I host my website on without much success. I very much would like something designed for this type of purpose in mind, but would consider alternatives if they would meet my expectations.
I do have a Flickr Pro account, but right now feel that using it would be a little more clumsy than I would desire. I would prefer something open sourced or free. If a website/service exists online which would save me the trouble of trying to set something up that would be great. Is CollectiveAccess the best choice? Do I need to knuckle down and try to get it working again? Anything like it that I might try in the alternative?
Thank you for your help!