Each CollectionBuilder project starts by copying a template--a self-contained package with everything ready to build your custom project! Below are the templates you can choose from to get started. Use our extensive Documentation to troubleshoot and discover all you can do.

GitHub Pages

A Lightweight framework to get you started.
Build a digital collection totally online using GitHub and GitHub Pages for all configurations and object storage.

screenshot of CollectionBuilder-GH Starter Site
CollectionBuilder-GH Starter Site
built with GitHub Pages


A robust, metadata-driven collection.
Build a sustainable Stand Alone project on a highly customizable base using the newest version of CollectionBuilder.

screenshot of Idaho Queered
Idaho Queered
built with CSV


Build a CONTENTdm Skin to put on top of one or more CONTENdm collections, using your systems API to build an engaging exhibit. Can be modified for other systems and APIs.

Templates in Development


Build a Full Digital Library, connecting all your stand alone Collections with an Elasticsearch and Digital Ocean Spaces enabled digital library.

In Development


Build a Google Sheets driven version of CollectionBuilder. Publish your Sheet (or any CSV) and add the link to the repository to generate a CollectionBuilder site.

In Development