We continue to work on our next release, which, pending further development and testing, we are aiming to put out in April. Thanks to all who have helped with testing or pull requests so far.
ArchivesSpace is always interested in more development help. Depending on your interest and availability, we have lots of suggestions for projects small and big that developers and tech-savvy archivists of all experience levels could help with to make ArchivesSpace better for everyone. If you’re interested in writing code and helping with ArchivesSpace development, or if you know someone who might be, please contact Program Manager Christine Di Bella (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tech Lead Laney McGlohon (email@example.com) for more details.
Open Call on Reports – April 3
Please join us at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, April 3, for an ArchivesSpace open call discussion focused on reports. The User Advisory Council Reports sub-team is interested in learning about the community’s use of the existing reports, use cases, and pain points. The sub-team will use this feedback to inform their next steps. Some questions and discussion items are posted on the wiki page for the call. Feel free to add more by using the comments section on the page. https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/834994187/2019-04-03+UAC+Reports+Open+Call.
Dial by your location (if you cannot connect to the audio with your computer)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 926 134 522
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abY0PUiwRs
Follow Up from ArchivesSpace Online Forum – March 18
Thank you to all who attended our first Online Forum on March 18. We were so thrilled with the variety of speakers, topics, and attendees, and the possibilities for the future. Links to presentations, notes, and other materials are at https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/802127927/ASpace+Online+Forum+2019. We are still editing the recordings, but hope to make them available soon.
Given the wonderful response, we expect to hold similar events in the future, but we want to hear from you what you liked, what would have made it better, and your ideas for future topics, speakers, and formats. Please fill out an evaluation to give us your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7VXYKQK.
Nominations Being Accepted for Our Advisory Councils Through April 19
Community governance is vital to ArchivesSpace, and the community members that serve on our governance groups provide essential leadership and coordination for a wide range of activities. More information about these groups is available at https://archivesspace.org/governance-board-and-councils.
The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for several openings on our User Advisory Council and Technical Advisory Council through April 19. The User Advisory Council is open to those from ArchivesSpace member institutions only. The Technical Advisory Council is open to non-members as well. We especially encourage those from small institutions and non-academic institutions to apply. If you have questions about or are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for a two-year term on one of the Councils, please contact Christine Di Bella (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Connect with ArchivesSpace in Person
Christine will be at the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) annual meeting in Detroit from April 4-5. Come find her in the exhibit hall to talk about the ArchivesSpace application, our community activities, membership, and more. Our organizational home, LYRASIS, will also have a table at MAC, and Tom Clareson (Senior Digital and Preservation Services Consultant ) and Katy Klettinger (Outreach Representative, Mid-Atlantic & Great Lakes ) will be on hand to advise on the many services LYRASIS offers, including ArchivesSpace hosting. You can also catch up with Katy at the LYRASIS happy hour at Ready Player One, 407 E. Fort St., on Friday April 5 from 5-7 p.m.
Hannah Rosen (Licensing Specialist and Digitization Program Coordinator) will host a LYRASIS happy hour at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) spring meeting in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Thursday, April 11, from 6-7:30 p.m., at Table 9, 40 Donley St. You can also meet up with Hannah at the LYRASIS table in the vendor hall on Friday, April 12.
We are excited to welcome our newest members to our community! Our new members since February 28 include:
- Medical University of South Carolina
- Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts
- Pratt Institute Libraries
As of March 29, we have 380 General members, 19 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 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 Section 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.