New to ArchivesSpace? We've put together a number of resources to help you get started using ArchivesSpace.

Downloading ArchivesSpace

ArchivesSpace is a browser based system that is free to download and use. You can learn more about installing ArchivesSpace at

ArchivesSpace Member Resources

While the ArchivesSpace application is free to download and use, ArchivesSpace does have a membership model to support the continuing development of the application and support its community.  There are some member only resources that are useful to both new and experienced ArchivesSpace users.

ArchivesSpace Sandbox

If you have not yet installed ArchivesSpace, or if you would like to test or practice exercises in ArchivesSpace outside of your installed instance, we have a sandbox that is an open play space. You can access it at Use the username admin and the password admin to access the full functionality of the application. The sandbox is cleared out frequently and should not be used for anything you want to keep or don’t want anyone else to see. 

Demos & Webinars

We maintain a YouTube channel that contains demos of the application.  Our YouTube channel also has webinars and recordings of presentations from our forums that you may find useful.

ArchivesSpace Workshops

We also have a selection of recorded ArchivesSpace workshops covering a variety of topics.  You can review all previously recorded workshops in the workshops section of our YouTube Channel.

ArchivesSpace 4-session Basics Training

Recordings of our virtual 4-session ArchivesSpace Basics training are also available on YouTube.  This training was offered in May 2021 and uses ArchivesSpace v2.8.1. The 4 sessions are as follows:

Session One: Application overview, accession record & single-level resource record creation

Session Two: Multi-level resource records, container management & rapid data entry methods

Session Three:  Creating digital object, agent and subject records

Session Four: Location record creation, importing, exporting, data clean-up & customization