Upcoming Schedule at a Glance:

August 24: ArchivesSpace Annual Member Forum (in-person meeting, Boston, MA)
August 30-31: ArchivesSpace Annual Member Forum Workshops (virtual)
September 8: ArchivesSpace Member Match Mixer (open to Member Match participants only)



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 expect to have a release candidate available in August. New development is always up on our test server at https://test.archivesspace.org/staff/


Survey Participation Requested: Selecting Community-wide Training Topics

Thank you to those who attended the first training offering in the new ArchivesSpace Community-wide Training program.  The ArchivesSpace Trainers Corps is requesting community input to help determine future training topics.  A survey for this purpose is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2P9T83M

Responses to this survey will be used by the Trainers Corps to prioritize offering the top 3 selections over the course of the next year. ArchivesSpace community-wide trainings will be 2-3 hours in length, depending on the topic.  These trainings are offered for a fee but ArchivesSpace members receive a substantial discount.  Survey responses are due by August 22, 2022.

To learn more about ArchivesSpace community-wide training, visit https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/trainings.


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.

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 Member Match Mixer 

[posted on behalf of the Member Engagement Sub-team]

We hope all Member Match participants have had a chance to engage with your match/es, and have planned your first “meeting” so that you can begin to determine when and how you’d like to stay in touch over the course of this Member Match year. The modes of interaction and frequency are entirely up to you as matches, so have fun and don’t be afraid to dive right in!

The first Member Match event of the year will be a virtual mixer on September 8th from 1:00pm-2:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT.

Title: Member Match Mixer – Sharing Tips & Tricks!

Date: Thursday, September 8th

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT

For our quarterly Member Match events, we’ll focus on community interaction among all Member Match participants, but there is no reason why you can’t use these topics to spur further discussion with your match/es.

We’re going to kick things off at this Mixer with an informal discussion of some of your favorite tips and tricks to use with ArchivesSpace. Please come prepared with your top 1-3 favorite tips/tricks – these can relate to any module in ArchivesSpace and/or related tools and technologies that you think others should know about.

To register for this upcoming Member Match Mixer, review the post sent to the Member Match listserv.

If you have any questions or concerns – especially if you’ve had trouble connecting with any of your match/es – please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Member Engagement Sub-team at ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org.

We hope to see you at the Mixer!

Membership Update

We are excited to welcome our newest members to our community! Our new members since June 30 include: 

  • House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association, (Salem, MA)
  • Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library, (Santa Barbara, CA)

As of June 30, we have 464 General members, 15 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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