Version 2.6.0 of ArchivesSpace was released last month. We have now turned our attention to some needed infrastructure improvements for the application. We are also doing work on agents and recording language information that will make ArchivesSpace more standards-compliant in these areas. We’re aiming for the next release to come out later this summer.

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Member Forum!

Registration is now open for ArchivesSpace’s fifth Annual Member Forum, taking place on August 2, 2019, at the Thompson Conference Center at ArchivesSpace member institution the University of Texas at Austin.  Just as in previous years, this will be a free opportunity for staff from ArchivesSpace member institutions to meet and share information with each other and the program team about all things ArchivesSpace. Check out our wiki for details and registration information!

New Appointments to Our Advisory Councils

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board recently made appointments to our Technical Advisory Council and User Advisory Council for terms running from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021:

Technical Advisory Council

James Griffin III, Princeton University
Sarit Hand, AP Corporate Archives
Randy Kuehn, University of Louisville
Kevin Schlottmann, Columbia University

User Advisory Council

Lori Dedeyan, UCLA
Dan Michelson, Smith College
Althea Topek, Tulane University

Thanks to this year’s Nominating Committee for soliciting and evaluating a diverse range of nominees for the openings. The Nominating Committee members this year were Gordon Daines, Brigham Young University, Chair, and Governance Board member; Ashley Knox, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Chair of the User Advisory Council; Max Eckard, University of Michigan, Chair of the Technical Advisory Council; Caitlin Wells, University of Michigan, representing the Very Large membership level; Jay Trask, University of Northern Colorado, representing the Large membership level; Carolyn Runyon, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, representing the Medium membership level; Suzanne Stasiulitis, Pennsylvania State Archives, representing the Small membership level; and Jonathan Lawler, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, representing the Very Small membership level; as well as Christine Di Bella, ArchivesSpace Program Manager, ex officio.

Thanks to Our Outgoing Advisory Council Members

As one set of Advisory Council members arrives, we must say good-bye to another. We’re very appreciative of our outgoing TAC and UAC members for all they’ve done on behalf of the ArchivesSpace community:

Technical Advisory Council
Max Eckard, University of Michigan (special thanks to Max for his able leadership as chair of the TAC since 2017)
Terry Catapano, University of California Berkeley
Bobbi Fox, independent
Patrick Galligan, Rockefeller Archive Center
Jason Loeffler, independent

User Advisory Council
Alston Cobourn, East Carolina University
Sue Luftschein, University of Southern California
Nikki Lynn Thomas, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

The ArchivesSpace community has been very fortunate to benefit from their many talents during their time as Council members. We look forward to continuing to work with these valued community members in other capacities in the future.

Take the Integrations Sub-Team Survey

(based on a message sent by Patrick Galligan, leader of the Integrations sub-team)

The ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council’s Integrations sub-team is conducting a survey to gather more information about desired systems integrations with ArchivesSpace. The goals are to produce anonymized public findings about what integrations the community wants and to identify and facilitate integrations collaborations with partners.

The survey should only take 10-15 minutes at most.

You can find the survey here:

Please fill out this survey if you have any interest at all in ArchivesSpace software integrations. You do not have to be a member institution or currently be using ArchivesSpace.

It’s important to note that the results of this survey alone will not determine what integrations work gets done and by whom. But, the Integrations sub-team has high hopes that the results will inform and drive future community work.

Membership Update

We are excited to welcome our newest members to our community! Our new members since May 31  include:

  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)
  • Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)
  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (Santa Barbara, California)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Edwardsville, Illinois)
  • Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, New York)

Renewals have been sent to all current members for 2019/2020. If your institution has not received its renewal, or if you have any questions about it, please email us.

As of June 28, we have 395 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 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.

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