Not long ago we launched the new website for the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). Since launch, we have continued to work with AGSA on their digital transformation project, in particular the online collection search. In that time we have implemented a whole range of features and ironed some of the issues inherent with integrating a complex collection management system with nearly 45,000 works.
So without further delay, let us show off some of the features of the AGSA Online Collection Search!
Simple search with multiple view options
At a basic level, using the online collection search is as simple as typing into a search field that will query all records across multiple data sets: not just name and title but also fields such as collection area, medium, geographical location, year created, accession number and many more.
Artwork and artist records are kept separate, with toggling between them as simple as flicking a switch. Artworks are further divided into those on display in the gallery, with their exact location provided.
Users can also sort results according to various criteria, as well as switch between a grid view or list view, the latter being very useful for researchers who require a bit more detail.