Upcoming Schedule at a Glance:

September 8: ArchivesSpace Member Match Mixer (open to Member Match participants only)


The ArchivesSpace team is pleased to announce a release candidate, v3.3.0-RC2. You can download it athttps://github.com/archivesspace/archivesspace/releases/tag/v3.3.0-RC2 or test it out without downloading athttp://test.archivesspace.org/staff  (username admin /password admin). This is an update to RC1 that addresses an issue found with one of the migrations.

This release candidate includes many small bug fixes and feature enhancements. Of particular note are some enhancements to spawning from accessions and an option for logged in users to change their own passwords. As part of the spawning improvements, the plugin Hudson Molonglo developed for The New School Archives and Special Collections to link accessions to archival objects has been incorporated into the core code of ArchivesSpace.

Please try this release candidate out and let us know at ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org by September 6 if you notice any problems with the specific areas addressed in this release, or if anything that was working before no longer is. Pending the results of this testing, we will aim to release the production version of 3.3.0 shortly afterwards.

ArchivesSpace 8th Annual Member Forum

Thank you to everyone who attended the 8th Annual ArchivesSpace Member Forum. Recordings from the August 24th in-person forum and August 30-31 virtual trainings will be available on the forum wiki in the coming days.

In the meantime, there is a brief forum evaluation available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZMTVGS.  Your feedback helps us learn what went well and what you’d like to see for the future.

Thank you again to those who could be with us.  We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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!

Integrations Survey now OPEN

[posted on behalf of the Integrations sub-team of the Technical Advisory Council (TAC)]

You are invited to partake in a NEW online survey starting August 24th, in conjunction with the 2022 ArchivesSpace Member Forum. It will remain open until November 30th.

Click here to complete the 2022 Integrations Survey.

The survey’s intended purpose is to gather updated and new information about known and available integrations with ArchivesSpace and provide a centralized listing which will include the intended purpose(s), links to resources and other information, when available. The Integrations sub-team plans to launch this survey on an annual or biennial basis to ensure the information is up to date.

Users, administrators, and developers are encouraged to participate. You do not need to be a member institution to complete this survey. If you filled out a previous survey a few years ago, please do not hesitate to participate as your information may have changed and this is a newly designed survey.

Data collected will be compiled and made available on the Integrations Confluence pages, which are publicly accessible. Updates to the pages are ongoing and some content may still change.

*If you are providing information about an integration, please note you will be asked for links to user and technical documentation (if publicly available), developer sites, and/or contact information. You may want to gather that information before starting this survey.

Your participation will help the greater community and is highly anticipated and appreciated. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out by emailing ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org with the subject heading, “2022 Integrations Survey”.

Thank you for your consideration of this matter.
Integrations, TAC

Membership Update

We are excited to welcome our newest members to our community! Our new members since July 31 include:

  • Alice Austen House, (Staten Island, NY)
  • Bowling Green State University, (Bowling Green, OH)
  • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, (Lexington, MA)
  • Shaw University, (Raleigh, NC)

As of August 31, we have 468 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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