It’s an understatement to say that we are living and working through times that many of us never expected. We hope that everyone is safe and urge everyone to do whatever they need to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy.

That said, we recognize that continuing to help the communities we each serve can be a balm when so much around us is different. If you’d like ArchivesSpace to factor into your plans in the coming weeks, here are some ideas for how ArchivesSpace can help you and you can help ArchivesSpace and each other.

(Please note that we’re going to make every attempt to keep things rolling along, but keep in mind that the ArchivesSpace team is also adjusting to these new realities and changes in our personal and professional circumstances. Your patience and understanding with us and with each other is much appreciated.)

Brush up on your ArchivesSpace

Get involved in the ArchivesSpace community

  • Submit a proposal for the Online Forum 
  • Post or respond to questions on ArchivesSpace or collection management-related listservs
  • Write a blog post about how you use ArchivesSpace, past, present or future – contact Jessica (jessica.crouch@lyrasis.org) if you’d like to submit it for the ArchivesSpace blog.
  • Record a screencast on a range of topics needed by the ArchivesSpace community 
  • NEW: Take a Break with ArchivesSpace – beginning this Friday, March 20th, we will be hosting casual open calls via zoom (https://lyrasis.zoom.us/j/281962467) at 12pm ET each Friday while many of us work from home. Use this as a time to get help or talk about ArchivesSpace (or anything else) with colleagues in an informal setting. 

Help improve ArchivesSpace 

Please reach out to the ArchivesSpace team at ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org for any help you need to get involved in any of these activities, and let us know if you have other ideas. We’re here for you and are really thankful for how those of us in our community are here for each other.

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