ArchivesSpace is thrilled to announce that Brian Hoffman will be joining ArchivesSpace as the Technical Lead as of March 1, 2021.

Brian will be familiar to many in the community from his previous experiences developing for ArchivesSpace. He worked with Hudson Molonglo, the original developers of ArchivesSpace, in our early years and then with the ArchivesSpace program team as a developer later on. For those scoring at home, by number of commits he’s #3 on the all-time list of ArchivesSpace code committers.

Brian’s experience goes far beyond ArchivesSpace, however, having worked with institutions such as New York University, Temple University, and the Museum of Modern Art on applications and technical infrastructure to support many different functions in archives, libraries, and museums. He is skilled not just with the technologies that make up ArchivesSpace and the larger universe of web applications in our field, but also conversant with many of the metadata standards and workflows that support our work.

As Tech Lead, Brian will be responsible for the infrastructure of the ArchivesSpace application and manage the different streams of development that go into it, including work from staff developers, contractors, and community members. He will lead the Core Committers group as they continue to build and strengthen our community of code contributors. He will also work closely with community members and the rest of the program team as we all work to ensure the ArchivesSpace application meets the needs of archives and other collecting institutions now and in the future.

Brian is an excellent colleague and collaborator, valued for his thoughtful approach to issues and good humor. We look forward to this chance to both reconnect and chart a new path for ArchivesSpace together.

ArchivesSpace has been really fortunate to have had Mark Cooper of LYRASIS Digital Technology Services and Lora Woodford take on many of the responsibilities of the Tech Lead while the position has been vacant. We truly appreciate their work to keep ArchivesSpace going on the technical side over the last year.

Brian will officially join the ArchivesSpace team on March 1. Please join us in welcoming Brian to his new role in the ArchivesSpace community!


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