Configuration Library

Listed below are a selection of user-contributed installation profiles. Some are based on standards and some are completely custom; all were designed to meet the functional requirements of real-world projects. Even if none of the profiles in the library can be used “out-of-the-box” for your project, some may provide development ideas and useful points of departure for your own profile. Before attempting to decipher the profiles presented here be sure to familiarize yourself with the profile syntax, as described in the Building System Installation Profiles manual.

Note that the profiles listed here are not intended as exemplars of “good design.” Many employ sub-optimal metadata and user interface structures in order to accommodate various legacy and project-specific requirements. They are presented merely as examples of how previous users have approached systems design for their particular discipline. Your mileage may vary.

To use a profile listed here with your copy of CollectiveAccess download the desired profile and copy it into the profiles/xml directory of the installer (Eg. /install/profiles/xml). After reloading the installer start page the newly installed profile should appear in the profiles drop-down menu.

Libraries, Museum, and Archives



The Sterling Morton Library

A mixed materials system supporting archival processing, library materials, and special collections cataloging.

Mattress Factory

A profile supporting the documentation of site-specfic and installation-based artwork.

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

A profile for archives, library, and museum material with support for finding aids and MARC records.

Vancouver Maritime Museum

A mixed material maritime collection with integrated archival content.




Connecticut League Of History Organization

Collections portal for multi-institution collections aggregator. Supports museum collections cataloging as well as formal archives processing.


Collections portal for the Association of Nova Scotia Museums

Institutional archives



New Museum

Institutional archive for the digital preservation of program documentation for an art museum including exhibitions, public programs, education initiatives, and publications.

New School

A mixed material digital archive including 2D, 3D and 4D special collections content.

New York Society Library

This digital humanities configuration supports cataloging for data visualizations as well as special collections items.

Girl Scouts of the USA

An institution archive profile configuration with support for collections cataloging of photographs, documents, costumes and other archival items such as rare publications.

Performing Arts



Brooklyn Academy of Music

A digital archive for a performing arts organization with support for documenting 150 years of performance history by Eras, Season, Works, Productions, and Special Events. Supports cataloging of photographs, moving images, documents, ephemera, promotional items, and memorabilia.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance

A digital archive supporting the performance and production history of a renowned dance festival.

Roundabout Theatre Company

A digital archive for a theatre company supporting the cataloging of documents, ephemera, merchandise, costumes, props, as well as the documentation of stage productions, play readings, galas, opening nights, and special events.

Art galleries



University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery

Supports general collections management for a university art gallery.

Kentler International Drawing Space

A simple collections management system for an art gallery.

Moving Images



Smithsonian Channel

A video production and broadcast archive that support the description of moving images and supporting materials.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

A development platform for preservation workflows for digital film.





The iDigPaleo (Fossil Insect Collaborative) profile makes available all the major collections of fossil insect specimens in the United States by creating electronic specimen records consisting of digital images and associated collection data.