ArchivesSpace Assessments Module: Overview, Design, and Implementation

  •  When: Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST)
  • Where: Webinar at
  • Dial-in only option: 888-354-0094 — Access code is 731627
  • No registration required. The session is limited to the first 100 participants. Please feel free to host a webinar viewing group. The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date.

Webinar description:

The new ArchivesSpace Assessments Module made a quiet debut in October 2017 with the v2.2.0 release. The assessments module was made possible by many individuals: Tufts University subsidized this project, and the development was done by Hudson Molonglo. Dan Santamaria and Adrienne Pruitt took the lead on the Tufts side in working closely with HM developers, and also coordinated putting the module out for wider testing, in which people at institutions including the Smithsonian, Smith College, University of Michigan Special Collections, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania participated.

With the assessments tool now available in ArchivesSpace, many are wondering how it might be incorporated into their collection management workflows. In this webinar, Dan Santamaria will provide insight into the role assessment plays within the wider picture of collection management, and why the institution was compelled to fund its development. Adrienne Pruitt will discuss the development process, run through a demo of the module, and talk about how it’s helping with a collection-wide survey at Tufts. Christie Peterson will share how Smith College will use the assessments module in the coming year, and her experience with various manifestations of managing assessments.

Please feel free to bring any questions you have.


Dan Santamaria (Director of Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University) oversees all of Digital Collections and Archives staff, collections, and services with primary responsibility for strategic direction, planning, management, and collection development.

Adrienne Pruitt (Collections Management Archivist, Tufts University) oversees collection management and archival processing. This includes managing preservation, assessing collections, and planning and prioritizing processing work.

Christie Peterson (Head of Technical Services, Smith College) helps make sure the unique materials in the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, the College Archives, and the Sophia Smith Collection are discoverable, usable, and well cared for.

Who should attend:

Everyone interested in how the Assessments Module was developed into ArchivesSpace and how it may be implemented and used.


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