The ArchivesSpace team is pleased to announce the availability of v2.4.0. You can download it at

This release contains many program-led and community pull requests that provide feature enhancements, bug fixes, infrastructure improvements, and documentation updates. Some items of note include improvements to the search results screen in the staff interface (including new columns for identifier and result context for archival objects), updates to the mapping and new options for our built-in MARCXML exporter for resources, a new option to search subjects in the PUI, and updates to the French translations. There are also fixes to some bugs with the OAI-PMH responder, an erroneous error message in the PUI when using the back button with some browsers, orphaned instance records being created when digital objects were deleted, and more. The full list of bug fixes and improvements is included in the release notes.

Thanks to community members Blake Carver, Mark Cooper, Mark Custer, Chris Fitzpatrick, Noah Huffman, Matt Patterson, Dallas Pillen, Austin Schaffer, Chris Tanguay, Mark Triggs, Lora Woodford, Brother Paul, and our wonderful contractor via LibraryHost, Manny Rodriguez, for their contributions. We are also very appreciative of all the work our Development Prioritization sub-team, Testing sub-team, and Core Committers Group do in helping prioritize, test, and do code review for issues for this and all of our releases. Thanks also to Nancy Kennedy and the Smithsonian team for their feedback on the release candidate, which helped us both improve it and aid in planning for future releases.

Information on upgrading to a new version of ArchivesSpace is available at If you have not already upgraded to a 2.3.x version, we recommend going directly to 2.4.0, though, depending on the version you are coming from, you should read the special considerations for upgrading from/to different versions that are linked to from the upgrading document first. If you have any questions or need help upgrading, please let us know.

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