Material Order recognizes all material collections have different foci depending on the needs of their institution; it is accepting of all design material collections regardless of size and collecting scope. Our developed CollectionSpace Design Materials Profile allows for a range of description and participation in its ongoing customization per the needs of consortium members.


  • A shared open-source collections management system with material-related taxonomy and data schema
  • An open public browser with federated search access among participating institutions
  • Established cataloging standards
  • Information sharing including access to technical and user support
  • Drive future development and enhancements, including taxonomy and data schema
  • Formalize testing and feedback processes
  • Stewardship of the CollectionSpace Community Design Materials Profile
  • Professional community of material collection professionals
  • Shared costs of maintenance and hosting