We have created a number of resources to train folks at Indiana University. We 
have basic documentation, which is creating collection level information in 
ArchivesSpace as well as a general introduction to ArchivesSpace. We also have 
documentation for both the spreadsheet importer and Rapid Data Entry, as well 
as managing existing component lists in ArchivesSpace. Lastly, I've created 
complementary videos for the spreadsheet importer and Rapid Data Entry. 
Everything in our resource suite is a huge information dump, so many of our 
repositories (we have 26+) take the documentation we've created and pare it 
down for their purposes. We also have an unpublished training repository set up 
in ArchivesSpace that is specifically for practice.

I like to point new users to the ArchivesSpace YouTube channel. There are a lot 
of useful basic ArchivesSpace tutorials.

I hope that helps!

Bri McLaughlin, she/her/hers
Visiting Metadata Services Librarian
Indiana University

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Hello Tara,

My first experience with ArchivesSpace was in graduate school. After reading 
the manual, then working along with the staff, they showed me how to directly 
input data without using the spreadsheet. I have never used the spreadsheet and 
upload,  I find it much easier to do direct input instead of the spreadsheet, 
it eliminates any issues with the spreadsheet not uploading correctly.


Nina Herzog
University Archives Library Specialist
William Madison Randall Library
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

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I'm curious to learn how you have gone about introducing a new staff member to 
ArchivesSpace and training them. I have somebody starting who had a brief intro 
to it in school but has no real experience with it. Most of what they will be 
doing at first is resource record creation (multi-level) and loading via 
spreadsheet. I don't want to overwhelm but also think that because so much is 
interconnected that having a good sense of the bigger picture of how it all 
works would also be helpful. I'm trying to choose among the many training video 
options available on YouTube and from the help and tutorial pages. If you have 
suggestions on those for what has worked for you in the past or more generally 
how you have approached this, I would be grateful to hear.

Many thanks,
Tara Laver

Tara Z. Laver
Senior Archivist
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Office: 816.751.1354


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