Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual ArchivesSpace Online Forum!

Taking place March 29-31, 2021, our online forum will be a three-day event spanning a variety of time zones and ArchivesSpace experience levels. Anyone who uses ArchivesSpace or is interested in ArchivesSpace is welcome to attend.

As in years past, this free event will include a mix of opportunities to share and learn from each other about many different aspects of ArchivesSpace. 

When:  

Presentations and breakout discussions will be held on March 29-30, 2021, from 4pm-8pm UTC, and all individuals using or interested in ArchivesSpace are welcome to attend some or all of the sessions on these days.  Small workshops covering specific elements of the ArchivesSpace application will be offered at different times on March 30-31, 2021.  These workshops will be limited in capacity and, to give as many people as possible a chance to attend, you may register for only one workshop.  

Where:

All online via Zoom, with opportunities to join via computer or phone.

Who Can Attend:

Anyone using or interested in using ArchivesSpace. This is a free event but registration is required.

Online registration: 
https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/2146992129/ArchivesSpace+Online+Forum+2021 

Registrations for each day of the Forum are separate. You will need to register for each day you are interested in attending to guarantee your spot. Registration for each activity is linked above the session in the agenda.  Workshop attendance is limited.

The number of registrations available for the workshops on March 30-31 is limited.  The total number of attendees is noted next to the registration. To give as many people as possible a chance to attend, you may register for only one workshop. If you register for more than one workshop, you will be admitted to the first workshop for which you register.  

Propose a session or topic:

The program is still developing. We are now accepting both session proposals and ideas for topics via our online form at https://forms.gle/dvukC8Y6a2evvswv8. We will be reviewing proposals on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to get your proposals in early.  Submissions will be closed on March 5, 2021, with final notification from the planning team by March 17, 2021. 

The ArchivesSpace program team is particularly interested in presentations or workshops related to the following topics: 

  • Using ArchivesSpace in a work from home environment
  • Using ArchivesSpace as a lone arranger or at a small archive
  • Managing paraprofessionals, students and volunteers using ArchivesSpace
  • Demonstrations of workflows using different modules or features of the application
  • Examples of anti-racism, anti-colonialism and redescription work being executed in ArchivesSpace
  • Presentations related to the technical aspects of ArchivesSpace, including how to download a local instance of ArchivesSpace for either testing or production, understanding and managing the ArchivesSpace database, and using the API

We anticipate recording many parts of the forum, but for it to be a success we will also need as many live participants as possible. We encourage you to dip in and out of the live program as much as you can. You will no doubt “meet” a different set of colleagues each time.

A special thanks to our Online Forum planning group for the tremendous work they’re doing to plan this forum. We’re looking forward to a great event, with your help!

 Please feel free to contact ArchivesSpace Community Engagement Coordinator Jessica Crouch (jessica.crouch@lyrasis.org) with questions. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

 

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