Dear ArchivesSpace Users,

Join ArchivesSpace community members and Local 
Contexts<> project members for a webinar on January 
18, 2023, at 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT on the Local Contexts initiative and the new 
ArchivesSpace plugin<> 
developed by ArchivesSpace community member Joshua Shaw that integrates the 
Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels in ArchivesSpace.

Date: January 18, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET (11:00am – 12:00pm PT)
Where: Zoom

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the ArchivesSpace YouTube 

Webinar description:

In this webinar, Jane Anderson of New York University and Co-Director of Local 
Contexts<> will give an introduction to the Local 
Contexts initiative and newly launched Local Contexts Hub.  Local Contexts is 
an initiative offering digital strategies for Indigenous communities, 
institutions, and researchers through the TK (Traditional Knowledge) & BC 
(Biocultural) Labels and Notices. Local Contexts is focused on increasing 
Indigenous involvement in data governance through the integration of Indigenous 
values into data systems.

After, ArchivesSpace community member Joshua Shaw will demonstrate the Local 
Contexts integration 
plugin<> he developed 
that integrates Local Contexts Labels and Notices with ArchivesSpace. Feedback 
from the ArchivesSpace community would be appreciated to ensure that the plugin 
works for a variety of institutions. Feature requests, bug reports, or 
suggestions for changes are encouraged. Exports (EAD, EAD3, and MARCXML) are of 
special interest and suggestions for improvement would be very welcome.

Dr. Jane Anderson is an Associate Professor at New York University in 
Lenapehoking (New York) and Global Fellow in the Engelberg Center for 
Innovation Law and Policy in the Law School at NYU. Jane has a Ph.D. in Law 
from the Law School at University of New South Wales in Australia. Their work 
is focused on intellectual and cultural property law, Indigenous rights, and 
the protection of Indigenous/traditional knowledge, cultural heritage, and data.

Joshua Shaw is a web and application developer at Dartmouth Library and works 
with a variety of applications including ArchivesSpace, Omeka-S, Drupal, and 
other digital collection software. He has been working with ArchivesSpace since 
2014 and is a member of the Core Committers group. Recently, Joshua has been 
working on ArchivesSpace plugins focused on issues related to reparative 

This webinar is being held to further the ArchivesSpace anti-racism and 
inclusion initiatives identified by the community to support and amplify those 
that document and empower individuals, organizations and communities that work 
to make the world a more inclusive place. To learn more, visit our wiki at

Jessica Dowd Crouch
Community Engagement Coordinator for ArchivesSpace<>

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