Upcoming Schedule at a Glance:

July 21: ArchivesSpace Community Wide Training: Creating and managing Resource Records
August 24: ArchivesSpace Annual Member Forum (in-person meeting, Boston, MA)
August 30-31: ArchivesSpace Annual Member Forum Workshops (virtual)

Development

We continue to gather up development and testing work for the next release. Please note that our developer staffing changes have had an impact on the timing for the release. We should have more information to share in July. New development is always up on our test server at https://test.archivesspace.org/staff/.

ArchivesSpace Team News: Welcome Donald Smith

We are excited that Donald Smith will be joining LYRASIS as the ArchivesSpace Developer July 5th.

Don most recently worked for Cornell University on a variety of library and archival systems, including ArchivesSpace, DSpace, and FOLIO.  Don received his bachelor’s in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology and completed graduate level courses at North Carolina State University. Over the years, he has worked as a software engineer and computer scientist for a variety of technology companies including Nature Source Genetics, Sensis Corporation, and IBM.

We are so pleased to have him on the team!

Position Announcement: ArchivesSpace Front End Developer (remote)

LYRASIS is seeking a detail-oriented and collaborative individual to serve as the ArchivesSpace Front End Developer.

The ArchivesSpace Front End Developer is primarily responsible for implementing features and fixing bugs identified and prioritized by the ArchivesSpace community of users, with modest responsibility for monitoring the application stack for possible updating to new technologies.  They will work in collaboration with others including the ArchivesSpace Technical Lead and others on the Program Team, code committers, the Technical Advisory Council (TAC), and LYRASIS IT staff.

This is a new, additional position recently approved by the ArchivesSpace Board.

Applications are accepted until the position is filled but review of applications will begin July 15, 2022.

You can view the announcement & apply online at: https://lyrasis.isolvedhire.com/jobs

Save the Date: Creating and Editing Resource Records in ArchivesSpace Training

Having learned a number of lessons from our year-long pilot, ArchivesSpace will be offering the first training in our new community-wide training program on July 21, 2022, from 1pm-4pm ET/10am-1pm PT.  These new offerings will be standalone trainings focused on individual modules of the ArchivesSpace application.  Details about this new program and how to register will be made available next week.  In the meantime, hold this date if you think this first training is right for you.

ArchivesSpace 8th Annual Member Forum

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual ArchivesSpace Member Forum!

Just as in previous years, this will be a free opportunity for staff from ArchivesSpace member institutions to meet and share information with each other and the program team about all things ArchivesSpace.

We will be holding a half-day, in-person member meeting on August 24, 2022, in the Commonwealth Room on the third floor of the Sheraton Boston Hotel.  In addition to this in-person meeting, we will also hold two virtual workshops on August 30-31, 2022.

These free events are a chance for ArchivesSpace members to come together to highlight the work they are doing in ArchivesSpace, show off new plugins or tools they’ve developed, and attend instructional sessions and discussions on a variety of topics. As with our previous Annual Member Forums, it is being held in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, but it is not part of SAA and does not require registration for the SAA Annual Meeting.

In-person meeting details:

When:  August 24, 2022, from 9:00am-12:30pm ET
Where: Commonwealth Room, Third Floor, Sheraton Boston Hotel

Virtual workshops details:
When: August 30-31, 2022
Where: Online; via Zoom

Propose a session:
The program is still developing. If you would like to propose a session or topic for the forum, there is a short Google form for proposals available at https://forms.gle/V7gtps3E9vnvdLXX7. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The last day that proposals will be accepted is August 8, 2022, and all notifications will be made by August 10, 2022.

Who Can Attend:
The ArchivesSpace Member Forum is open to individuals from ArchivesSpace member institutions only. To register, you must use an institutional email address associated with an ArchivesSpace member institution.  Registrations using personal email addresses and addresses associated with non-member institutions will not be accepted.  This means that events with limited capacity may fill before you are able to correct your registration.

Online registration: 

https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/3128066258/ArchivesSpace+Member+Forum+2022

Registrations for each day are separate and you must register individually for all days/events you are interested in attending.  Registration information is linked above each event on the agenda.

All in-person sessions and virtual workshops will be recorded.

Please feel free to contact ArchivesSpace Community Engagement Coordinator Jessica Crouch (jessica.crouch@lyrasis.org) with questions. We look forward to seeing you in-person or virtually.

ArchivesSpace Nominating Committee Results

[posted on behalf of Nick Zmijewski, Chair, ArchivesSpace Nominating Committee]

It is my pleasure to announce the results of the work of the ArchivesSpace Nominating Committee, as approved by the Governance Board at our 4th quarter meeting. We had many strong candidates this year and the passion and dedication the ArchivesSpace community has was very evident.

TAC

Matthew Strauss, Heinz History Center
Elizabeth Caringola, University of Maryland, College Park
Paige Monlux, Multnomah County Archives
Kate Bowers, Harvard University Archives
Kevin Clair, Penn State University Libraries
Cheylon Woods, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

UAC

Mary Pedraza, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Alexis Peregoy, University of Arizona
Eden Orelove, Smithsonian
Chris Tanguay, MIT
Keli Schmid, Denver Public Library

Recording Available: Using ArchivesSpace for Reparative Description Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the 90-minute learning opportunity on June 28th highlighting reparative description work being undertaken by ArchivesSpace members at their organizations. The recording and resources from that webinar are now available at https://archivesspace.org/archives/7409.

Recording Available: ArchivesSpace Community and Governance Board Session

Thank you to everyone who attended the ArchivesSpace Community and Governance Board Session held a community engagement session on Friday, May 27th. If you weren’t able to make it, the session recording, transcript, and presentation slides are provided for your convenience at https://archivesspace.org/archives/7419.

Membership Update

ArchivesSpace is developed by and for the community that uses it, and strengthened by services and activities that support our community and connect us to one another. As we close another membership year, we want to give a special thanks to all of the institutions that have joined us as members. ArchivesSpace membership is our primary source of revenue and informs and sustains every aspect of the program, including software development, support and engagement. Thanks for all that your support makes possible.

ArchivesSpace membership renewals for 2022-2023 have been sent to all current members. If you have any questions, or if you would like to join as a new member for the 2022-2023 membership year, please let us know at ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org. We look forward to another year working together.

As of June 30, we have 471 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.


ArchivesSpace monthly updates provide news about ArchivesSpace community and program activities and are sent to our member listservs, the ArchivesSpace Google Group, and SAA’s Collection Management Section listserv, as well as being posted on the ArchivesSpace website. Please feel free to share this update with people you know who have an interest in ArchivesSpace but may not be on one of these lists.

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