Upcoming Schedule at a Glance:

August 30-September 1: Visit the ArchivesSpace table at ARA
September 13: ArchivesSpace basic record creation training
October 11: Using the accession and assessments module in ArchivesSpace training


With v3.4.0 released, most of our development focus right now is on some larger infrastructure projects, including upgrades to JRuby, Rails, Bootstrap, and JQuery.  We are also working on significant improvements to the Collection Organization area of the public interface. The next regular release of ArchivesSpace is projected for September.


ArchivesSpace at the Archives and Records Association Conference in Belfast

ArchivesSpace is excited to be exhibiting at the Archives and Records Association Conference in Belfast on August 30-September 1.  This is ArchivesSpace’s first time attending ARA and ArchivesSpace Community Lead Jessica Crouch looks forward to discussing the ArchivesSpace program, application, and community with archivists in the UK.

If you are unable to visit Jessica in the exhibition hall August 30-September 1, Jessica will be available at the nearby Caffè Nero on Friday, September 1 from 8:30am-9:30am and would be happy buy a coffee for anyone that would like to have a more detailed discussion of ArchivesSpace and what it can do at your organization.

If you have questions in advance of ARA, please email Jessica at jessica.crouch@lyrasis.org.


Registration Now Open for Fall 2023 ArchivesSpace Community-wide Trainings

Registration is now open for our Fall community-wide trainings. To learn more about upcoming community-wide trainings or view information about past trainings, visit https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/trainings.

The next training offered this year will be a Basic Record Creation Overview.  This training will be offered on September 13, 2023, from 1pm-4pm ET/10am-1pm PT.  If you are interested in attending this training, you can register at https://www.lyrasis.org/ASpaceEventSeptember.

Upon completing this workshop, attendees will understand how to navigate the ArchivesSpace Staff User Interface, view the ArchivesSpace Public User Interface, create accession records, create resource records, and create digital object records.

Later in the fall will be a training on using the ArchivesSpace Accessions and Assessments modules.  This training will be offered on October 11, 2023, from 1pm-4pm ET/10am-1pm PT.  If you are interested in attending this training, you can register at https://www.lyrasis.org/ASpaceEventOctober.

Upon completing this workshop, attendees will understand how to create and edit accession records, link related records to accession records, create assessments, edit assessment attributes in ArchivesSpace, and link assessments to related records.

Both trainings assume a basic understanding of archival workflows and metadata formats as well as experience navigating the ArchivesSpace staff user interface.  If you plan to attend our community-wide trainings without the required background, we encourage you to review the recorded ArchivesSpace basics training available on our Getting Started webpage.

These trainings are open to anyone using or interested in ArchivesSpace but ArchivesSpace members are eligible for a discount.  If you qualify for the member discount, you will need to reach out to ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org to receive a member promo code before registering.

Thank You for Attending the 9th Annual ArchivesSpace Member Forum 

Thank you to everyone who attended our 9th annual ArchivesSpace Member Forum in person or online.  Recordings of both the virtual and in-person sessions will be available on the event wiki page in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, we ask that everyone who attended please complete the forum survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SH6N8SD.


Membership Update

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

  • Alma College, (Alma, MI)
  • Archives of Michigan, (Lansing, MI)
  • Gallaudet University (Washington, DC)
  • New York Transit Museum, (Brooklyn, NY)

We were also delighted to welcome MOBIUS, a consortium of over 80 academic, public, special, and state libraries in Missouri, as our first Consortium Provider.

As of July 31, we have 470 General members, 18 Educational Program members, 3 Registered Service Providers, and 1 Consortium Provider.

Thank you to our current ArchivesSpace members for your contribution to the development and sustainability of the ArchivesSpace application.  ArchivesSpace has a membership model to support the continued development of the application and user community and ArchivesSpace members are eligible for a variety of benefits.  If you are interested in ArchivesSpace membership for your organization, email us at ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org.

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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