TYPES AND LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP

 

ArchivesSpace membership is available for individual organizations and two types of membership are in place: General members and Educational Program members. (A Charter membership drive occurred from April-July, 2013, and resulted in 54 Charter Members, who are noted on the current list of ArchivesSpace members. The option for Charter membership, and its associated benefits, is no longer available, though, for historical purposes, you can view the ArchivesSpace Charter Membership Flyer.)

  1. General Membership: Enrollment of General members began in September 2013 near the time ArchivesSpace 1.0 was released.  Information about the benefits of General membership is available on our Member Benefits page.

  2. Educational Program Membership: A fee-free membership category established at the end of 2013, it is intended to support teaching of ArchivesSpace within library and archives educational programs. More information is available on the Educational Program Membership page.

Membership Levels

Membership is distributed across five levels and corresponding fees which apply to academic and non-academic archives alike.  The levels are designed to allow of all kinds of archival repositories—academic, public library, museum, corporate, government—to participate in the ArchivesSpace community. 

Academic Institutions and Public Libraries:

The ArchivesSpace classification system for institutions of higher education is based on the widely used JSTOR and Artstor classification systems.

 

JSTOR/Artstor Category

Membership Fee

Very Small

Very small; Community Colleges medium, small, very small

$300

Small

Small; Community Colleges

$1,000

Medium

Medium I & II

$3,000

Large

Large

$5,000

Very Large

Very Large I & II

$7,500

Free-Standing or Non-Academic Archives:

The ArchivesSpace classification system for free-standing archives or archives within non-academic institutions mirrors the Artstor museum subscription pricing categories.

Artstor Category

Total FTE Staff

Membership Fee

Very Small

0-20

$300

Small

21-60

$1,000

Medium

61-120

$3,000

Large

121-160

$5,000

Very Large

160+

$7,500

To enroll as an ArchivesSpace member or ask questions about membership, please contact the ArchivesSpace Program at ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org.