ArchivesSpace is announcing the availability of v3.2.0. You can download it at

This release marks the previously announced transition to external Solr. Links to documentation, a tutorial video, and other information are available at

Beyond external Solr, there are several items to note in the release:

  • The Smithsonian worked with Hudson Molonglo to improve the ARKs feature. The scope of the work is described at
  • There is a new custom reports feature that was worked on by several developers, including former Tech Lead Laney McGlohon.
  • Other highlights include small improvements to the spreadsheet importers, a new page within the application for downloading templates, and various small bug fixes and features prioritized by the Development Prioritization sub-team.

Thanks to all of the community members who contributed code for this release: Andrew Morrison, Blake Carver, Dean Farrell, Jacob Shelby, James Bullen, Laney McGlohon, Lora Woodford, Mario Terranova, Mark Triggs, Michael Glanznig, Payten Giles, and Saron Tran. As always, program team members Brian Hoffman and Mark Cooper, as well as contractors Manny Rodriguez and Brian Zelip, wrote and/or reviewed substantial code for the release. Thanks also to our community groups, especially the Testing sub-team, for their efforts.

More information about what’s in the release and the link to download it are at Information on upgrading to a new version of ArchivesSpace is available at

This is the fall 2021 release from the roadmap that was originally projected for December. Items that were projected for this release that did not make it in have been shifted to future releases.

If you have questions or need any assistance, please email us at

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