Announcement to the ArchivesSpace Community

As part of the strategy to move the ArchivesSpace code development forward more 
quickly, LYRASIS, the Organizational Home for ArchivesSpace is pleased to 
announce a long-term development partnership agreement has been signed with 
Hudson Molonglo (HM). This partnership will run for the duration of the fiscal 
year. The primary goal is to allow HM to focus on high-impact code development 
while the ArchivesSpace community continues to grow code contributions from 

Why is this partnership important? We know that one of your highest priorities 
is the improved functionality of the software. As such, HM will begin immediate 
work on identified bug fixes and minor improvements to improve efficiency. In 
November, work will commence on more intricate stack improvements, new feature 
development and the creation of a development road map. Work will follow the 
path as outlined in the ArchivesSpace development catalog and/or prioritized by 
the ArchivesSpace Prioritization sub team.

In sum, we are delighted to be partnering with HM.  As many of you know, HM 
built version 1.0 of ArchivesSpace and has been responsible for significant 
code contributions since, including the new container management functionality 
and location enhancements present in the 1.5.0 release. HM is also currently 
working on the highly anticipated Public User Interface.

This partnership will not slow the ongoing effort to hire the Tech Lead 

We look forward to working together for the benefit of the ArchivesSpace 

For more information about ArchivesSpace, Hudson Molonglo or LYRASIS, please 

Laurie Gemmill Arp
Director, Collections Services & Community Supported Software<>
800.999.8558 x 2908
Fax: 404.592.4804
laurie.gemmill1 Skype

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