ArchivesSpace Update – December 2020
With the end of the work year fast approaching, we need a little more time to finish up work for the next release candidate. We now anticipate that it will come out in January. You can learn more about the agents changes that will be the focus of the release and how to check them out in the linked document and in the webinar described below.
Webinar Announcement: An Introduction to ArchivesSpace v3.0 and the Expanded Agents Module
ArchivesSpace will be offering a webinar focusing on the upcoming ArchivesSpace v3.0 release and the expanded agent module functionality that is the exclusive focus of this update. While the required fields to create a valid agent record will remain minimal, the expanded agents functionality will allow for greater compliance with metadata standards used to describe persons, families, and corporate entities like MARCXML authority and EAC-CPF, facilitate better exchange with databases like LCNAF and SNAC and support better contextualization of agents by providing more ways to apply controlled access headings or information about the agent and their relationships.
When: January 13, 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.
In this webinar, ArchivesSpace community members will provide background information and context on the necessity of the new agents functionality made available in ArchivesSpace v3.0. They will also discuss the benefits of the expanded agents module and why an institution may want to implement the new fields and sub-records.
After, ArchivesSpace Program Manager, Christine Di Bella will provide a demo of the new agents module with a Q&A to follow.
Who should attend:
Anyone currently using or considering using the ArchivesSpace agents module, those looking to better integrate ArchivesSpace with SNAC and LCNAF and those looking to better comply with metadata standards used to describe agents.
ArchivesSpace Diversity Partnership Pilot Program
The ArchivesSpace Governance Board has approved a pilot program titled the ArchivesSpace Diversity Partnership, which will engage wide community participation in providing
assistance with ArchivesSpace implementations for a small number of institutions primarily serving underrepresented racial and ethnic groups such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), tribal archives, and community archives. The proposal incorporated ideas from the community from a series of discussions and feedback opportunities we offered beginning last summer and was the result of the efforts of a small planning team comprised of ArchivesSpace community and program team members. This program is part of a larger effort to make ArchivesSpace more diverse and inclusive. More details on this program will be announced in January.
ArchivesSpace Holiday Hours
Our office will be closed from December 24 to January 3. Normal office hours will resume on January 4th. We wish you all warm and happy holidays!
As of December 21, we have 414 General members, 21 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.
- Huna Heritage Foundation (Honnah, AK)
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