ArchivesSpace will be offering another webinar focusing on ArchivesSpace data cleanup projects that can be accomplished in a work from home environment on Wednesday, June 3, at 2pm ET. Most of us are doing our jobs under much different conditions than usual. As a browser-based system you can access from anywhere, ArchivesSpace is a tool that can be used when working remotely and many ArchivesSpace users are finding themselves executing large scale data cleanup projects that have only recently been prioritized.
Title: Someday is Here! ArchivesSpace Projects for Working from Home
When: June 3, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – 12:00pm PT)
In order to provide a secure webinar experience and ensure adequate space in our Zoom environment, registration is now required for our webinars. Our webinars continue to be free and open to anyone using or interested in ArchivesSpace.
This webinar will be recorded and made available on the ArchivesSpace YouTube channel.
Miloche Kottman and Marcella Huggard of the University of Kansas Libraries will discuss projects they have created for staff in the Cataloging and Archival Processing Department to work on while sheltering in place at home. These cleanup projects, which were often lower priority before the COVID-19 pandemic sent everyone home, include fixing subject and agent records; creating MARC records for legacy manuscript collections; consolidating resource records that were separated; converting pdfs to be archival object inventories in ArchivesSpace; and creating resource records for legacy processed collections. Miloche and Marcella will discuss database queries to cull the necessary data and workflows for managing these projects.
Marcella Huggard is the manuscripts processing coordinator at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, part of the University of Kansas Libraries. She oversees arrangement and description and processing for all of Spencer’s manuscript collections and has been with KU since 2015.
Miloche Kottman is the Head of Cataloging & Archival Processing. In addition to overseeing a staff of 28 full-time members, she is the system administrator for Voyager, Aeon and ArchivesSpace. Currently she has two new co-workers who kindly allow her to sit in front of their window to work as long as she doesn’t mind them interrupting when a rabbit bounces by (Tigger and Dash, the cats). She received her MLIS from University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.
Who should attend:
While this webinar will focus on projects that can be undertaken in a work from home environment, this webinar will be useful to any archivist focusing on data cleanup in ArchivesSpace, those needing to export data out of ArchivesSpace and archivists working with legacy data.
Contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this webinar or our other online events.