In recognition of the important role that library and other consortia often play in providing technical infrastructure and support for their members, ArchivesSpace has a new affiliation specifically for consortia. This affiliation provides a clear path for staff of consortia to provide informed service to their members while supporting the sustainability and future development of the ArchivesSpace application at the same time.

The benefits of the Consortium Provider affiliation include access to resources to learn more about the application, get help in using and deploying it, and participate in the community, including opportunities to connect with other consortia around ArchivesSpace.

This affiliation is open to regional and thematic library, archives, and other consortia providing hosting or other services related to ArchivesSpace to their member organizations.

Benefits and Levels

*Please note that all benefits apply to staff employed directly by the consortium, not to staff of consortium member institutions.*

Consortium Provider - annual fee $5,000

  • Access to the ArchivesSpace Help Center user manual and video tutorials for up to two staff members of the consortium
  • Eligibility for up to two staff to subscribe to the ArchivesSpace Users Group listserv, which includes early notification of releases, events, and major initiatives
  • Eligibility for up to two staff to attend ArchivesSpace member-only events
  • Eligibility to participate in regular meetings with ArchivesSpace program staff and other consortia participating in the program for technical advice and discussion
  • Eligibility to be considered for a class seat on the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council (TAC)
  • Permission to use the ArchivesSpace logo on your website and in promotional materials
  • Listing on the ArchivesSpace website 

For larger consortia and other consortia that want a little more, there is one additional level

Consortium Provider Plus - annual fee $7,500

  • All of the above, with no limits on how many consortium staff may access the Help Center, subscribe to the Users Group listserv and attend Member-only events
  • Discounts on community trainings for consortium staff

Consortia that would like additional benefits related to tech support and participation in governance may want to consider our Registered Service Provider affiliation.

Individual institutional membership remains the way for consortia member institutions to access these benefits directly. To reflect the important role that consortia can play in encouraging ArchivesSpace membership, we offer a discount on the annual Consortium Provider or Consortium Provider Plus fee to consortia that serve ArchivesSpace member institutions. These annual fees may be reduced by a set percentage according to the number of ArchivesSpace member institutions a consortium serves.

ArchivesSpace member institutions served discount on Consortium Provider/Consortium Provider Plus fee
0-2 0%
3-5 10%
6-8 20%
More than 8 30%

Contact us at to learn more about becoming an ArchivesSpace Consortium Provider. You can also learn more from the presentation we gave at our information session on April 26, 2023.

Current Consortium Providers

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