We anticipate putting out a release candidate for the next version of ArchivesSpace within days. Once the release candidate is out, we expect to have a relatively short window between the release candidate and the release. As always, we’ll appreciate all the testing people are able to do in the period between the release candidate and the production release to ensure that not only are the improvements working as expected but that all earlier functionality works as expected too. We’ll have another announcement for you very soon.

Deadline Extended – Volunteer for the next ArchivesSpace Regional Forum

We are looking for volunteers from member institutions of all sizes to form a working group to plan the agenda and program for our next regional forum in San Francisco, California!

ArchivesSpace will hold a Regional Forum at the San Francisco Public Library in conjunction with the Western Archivists Conference on April 22, 2020.  As with previous regional forums, this will be a free opportunity for staff of ArchivesSpace member institutions to meet and share information with each other and the program team.  Working group volunteers are essential to the success of regional forums as they work with me to create a program that reflects local users’ interests and activities.

Please contact Jessica at to volunteer by February 10th. Registration for the Western Archivists RegionalForum will open closer to the time of the event.

Upcoming Webinar: Integrating ArchivesSpace with Archivematica

February 19, 2020, 2-3pm ET (11-noon PT; 7-8pm GMT)

Visit the ArchivesSpace blog for details.

ArchivesSpace is pleased to announce the fifth webinar in our series focused on Integrations with ArchivesSpace.  Each webinar in this series will highlight an integration with another application used in archives that ArchivesSpace members have worked on or requested.  The webinar series will feature both open source and proprietary systems.

Our fifth webinar in this series will feature an integration with Archivematica, a web- and standards-based, open-source application which facilitates long-term access to and preservation of digital content from Artefactual

Webinar description:

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the ArchivesSpace YouTube channel.

In this webinar, Sarah Romkey, Program Manager for the Archivematica project at Artefactual Systems, will discuss Archivematica’s model for integrating with other systems, including access and archival management systems like ArchivesSpace.

Heather Greer Klein, Outreach & Engagement Coordinator for Digital Technology Services at LYRASIS, collaborates with libraries, archives, museums, and nonprofit institutions of all sizes to identify the right open source, hosted preservation and access solutions for their needs. Heather will share how the DuraCloud preservation storage service can be used to preserve and store images that can be linked to ArchivesSpace digital object records. 

Max Eckard, Lead Archivist for Digital Initiatives at the Bentley Historical Library, will cover the Bentley’s integration of ArchivesSpace and Archivematica to streamline digital archiving workflows. He will highlight the decision-making process behind integrating both systems, things he wishes he’d known then that he knows now, goals for the future, and other tips and tricks. In his role at the Bentley Historical Library Max oversees the digitization program, digital curation activities, web archives, and associated infrastructure. 

Bonnie Gordon, Digital Archivist at the Rockefeller Archive Center, will present on the Archivematica/ArchivesSpace DIP upload integration. This integration links access copies of digital objects that have been ingested in Archivematica to their existing description in ArchivesSpace. In her role at the Rockefeller Archive Center, Bonnie focuses on digital preservation, born digital records, and training around technology.

Who should attend:

Anyone interested in possibilities for integrating ArchivesSpace with Archivematica, those who have integrated ArchivesSpace and Archivematica and would like to offer insight to others, and those who are interested in working with fellow community members to make integrations with ArchivesSpace easier.


Contact Jessica at if you have questions about this webinar or the Integrations with ArchivesSpace webinar series. 

The next Integrations with ArchivesSpace webinar will be: Integrating ArchivesSpace with Archival Resource Keys (ARKs), March 4, 2020, at 2pm ET (11am PT)

The recording for the previous webinar in this series, Integrating ArchivesSpace with Aviary, is now available. 

Upcoming Community Discussion on Strategic Directions for ArchivesSpace 

Wednesday, February 26, 2-3pm ET (11am-noon PST)

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board would like to invite members to participate in a Community Discussion about strategic directions for ArchivesSpace!

Following last year’s fruitful ArchivesSpace Community Discussion, the ArchivesSpace Governance Board wants to continue to engage the membership as it plans for the future.  The board would like to gather input from the membership via a real-time discussion on strategic topics that are of interest to you. We’d love to have members from as many of our different membership levels and types of organizations as possible represented.

This is not a presentation but a facilitated discussion designed to better understand the high-level interests and concerns of our members. Examples of areas to consider could include integrations, engagement strategies, or future proofing.

No registration is required, though the session is limited to the first 300 participants. Please feel free to bring together your colleagues to participate as a group. This discussion will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date.  Join the meeting using the information below. 

ArchivesSpace Community Discussion

When:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time US and Canada (11:00 a.m. –  noon PST)


Meeting ID: 383 729 539

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Open Community Call

Thank you to everyone who attended our latest Open Community Call on January 22, 2020.  The notes from that call are now available on our wiki.

Call for Nominations for ArchivesSpace Governance Groups

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on three ArchivesSpace Governance Groups: the Governance Board, the Technical Advisory Council (TAC), and the User Advisory Council (UAC). Self-nominations and nominations by others are welcome.

Learn more about the calls for the different groups at:

Nominations must be received by 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 24, 2020. The Nominating Committee will review all nominations and recommend candidates and appointments to the Governance Board for their approval.

Please feel free to reach out to the members of the Nominating Committee or contact Christine Di Bella, ArchivesSpace Program Manager, at with any questions.

Membership Update

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

  • The Sierra Club (Oakland, CA)

As of January 31, we have 411 General members, 20 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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