Development

The prioritization survey closed on September 16. Thanks to all Member Representatives who responded on behalf of their institutions! The Prioritization subteam is analyzing this data and will be using it to complete the development roadmap for the remainder of FY 2016-17.

ArchivesSpace is hiring for a Technical Lead. The Technical Lead will be responsible for the overall development of the software, establishing a technical roadmap and management of a community-based code contribution process. The Technical Lead will work with the community to engage a broader set of developers to participate in the program, providing technical guidance, support and leadership to create a robust developer community.  The person in the position will also contribute code.  This position will replace the previously posted Developer position. If you are interested, or know of people who are interested, more information and a link to the full description is available on the LYRASIS Open Positions page at https://www.lyrasis.org/job/Pages/LYRASIS-Positions.aspx.

In addition, we will be contracting for additional development support, both to accomplish desired work while the technical lead position is open and to address additional high priority development needs. We hope to make an announcement with specifics about this very soon.

Rights Management Specification Available for Review

As previously announced, representatives from the ArchivesSpace member community, program team, and Artefactual, Inc., have been working on a specification for an enhanced rights management module in ArchivesSpace. They would now like to present this work for wider community review and recently made available via the ArchivesSpace Users Group a set of files including a summary description of the proposed enhancements; a delineation of the data model; some information on migration and mapping between Archivematica and ArchivesSpace, as well as mapping to PREMIS; and wireframes illustrating how the proposed changes would be reflected in the ArchivesSpace staff interface. Please contact Brad Westbrook (brad.westbrook@lyrasis.org), Hillel Arnold (harnold@rockarch.org) and/or Max Eckard (eckardm@umich.edu) for more information. The group would like to receive feedback on the draft specification by Friday, October 21, 2016.

 

Membership Update

Our new members since September 1 include:

·         Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

·         California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

·         Idaho State Archives

·         Seton Hall University

·         Texas Wesleyan University

·         University of Cincinnati

·         Western Michigan University

As of October 3, we have 305 General members, 10 Educational Program members, and 3 Registered Service Providers. If you are interested in your institution becoming a member of ArchivesSpace, please email us at ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org for more information.

 

ArchivesSpace Training

We have a full calendar of face-to-face workshops for October and November. You can visit http://archivesspace.org/trainingconsultations for the most current listing. If your institution or local archives group is interested in possibly hosting a face-to-face training, please get in touch with Christine (christine.dibella@lyrasis.org) for more details.

For those who can’t get to a face-to-face training or would like to brush up on various aspects of the ArchivesSpace application, more videos have been posted in the Members Area at http://docs.archivesspace.org/screencasts. We very much welcome contributions from the ArchivesSpace community to this page and to the User Screencast Series, so let Christine know if you have a link or a video to contribute.

 

Connect with ArchivesSpace in Person

Brad will be at the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATLAM) conference in Phoenix, Arizona, from October 11-12, and Christine will be at the joint meeting of the Society of Georgia Archivists and Society of Florida Archivists in Savannah, Georgia, from October 13-14. Looking a little further ahead, Brad will be at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) fall meeting in Annapolis, Maryland, from November 4-5. Stop by the exhibit table or catch us at other conference events if you have any questions, want to chat in person, or just want to pick up some ArchivesSpace swag.

 

ArchivesSpace monthly updates provide news about ArchivesSpace community and program activities and are sent to our member listservs, the ArchivesSpace Google Group, and SAA’s Collection Management Tools roundtable listserv, as well as being posted on the ArchivesSpace website. Please feel free to share this update with people you know who have an interest in ArchivesSpace but may not be on one of these lists.

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