ArchivesSpace Update – January 2023

Upcoming Schedule at a Glance:

February 21: ArchivesSpace Overview and Basic Record Creation 

March 29: Using Agents, Subjects and Classifications in ArchivesSpace Training
<https://archivesspace.org/archives/7796>April 4-5: Save the date for the 
ArchivesSpace Virtual Member Forum
April 19: Using the ArchivesSpace Public User Interface 


We continue to gather up development and testing work for the next release, 
including work on some outstanding feature requests related to digital objects. 
More details will be available soon. New development is always up on our test 
server at https://test.archivesspace.org/staff/.

Registration open for ArchivesSpace Overview and Basic Record Creation training 
(intended for audiences outside the contiguous U.S.)

While our community-wide 
trainings<https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/trainings> provide 
virtual learning opportunities on a variety of topics, we recognize attending 
the live version of these trainings is difficult for users outside the time 
zones represented in North America.  To better facilitate access to training 
for some other parts of our community, we will be offering a free training on 
February 21, 2023, from 1:00pm-4pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time 

This training will provide an overview of the ArchivesSpace application and 
basic record creation.  During this training, trainers from the ArchivesSpace 
Trainers Corps will cover some of the most frequently used areas of the 
ArchivesSpace application and will provide adequate time for Q&A.  A full 
agenda will be provided to attendees in advance of the training.  We hope the 
feedback we receive from this training will inform future ArchivesSpace 
training opportunities in a variety of time zones.

Date: February 21, 2023

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (find your local 

Trainers: Corey Schmidt (University of Georgia) and Jessica Crouch 

Registration: https://lyrasis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uwnVJgYbRaaHbxiBWzVOSA

*Please note this training occurs in the evening, Monday, February 20th for 
some time zones.

Anyone using ArchivesSpace may register for this training.  This training will 
be recorded.  The recording will be made available via the ArchivesSpace 
website and YouTube channel.  You do not need to register for the training to 
have access to the recordings. We understand this training is outside regular 
business hours for users in the United States.  Registration is limited. We ask 
that users within the contiguous U.S. consider refraining from registering for 
this training in order to allow others the opportunity to attend.

While this training does not assume any prior experience with ArchivesSpace, 
attendees are expected to have an understanding of archival workflows and 
terminology.  Due to the large number of attendees, trainers will not be able 
to troubleshoot individual implementations of ArchivesSpace or provide 
additional archival instruction beyond the use of ArchivesSpace.

For more information about ArchivesSpace, visit our Getting 
Started<https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/getting-started> webpage 
or email archivesspaceh...@lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspaceh...@lyrasis.org>

Save The Date: ArchivesSpace Virtual Member Forum

Mark your calendars for this year's Virtual Member Forum!

Taking place April 4-5, 2023, our Virtual Member Forum will be a two-day event 
spanning a variety of time zones and ArchivesSpace experience levels. A 
schedule and information about how to register for the event will be released 
closer to the forum.

We are now accepting session proposals via our online form at 
https://forms.gle/jpSyx7VWZQ91HfTP8. We will be reviewing proposals on a 
rolling basis, so we encourage you to get your proposals in early.  Submissions 
will be closed on March 24, 2023, with final notification by March 27, 2023.

The ArchivesSpace program team is particularly interested in presentations or 
facilitated discussions related to the following topics:

  *   Demonstrations of workflows using different modules or features of the 
  *   Managing digital objects in ArchivesSpace
  *   Developing local training and documentation
  *   Workflows and tips for editing existing records in ArchivesSpace or other 
data cleanup projects
  *   Examples of anti-racism, anti-colonialism and redescription work being 
executed in ArchivesSpace
  *   Demonstrations of plugins or tools you’ve developed to make your work in 
ArchivesSpace easier

The forum will include a mix of opportunities to share and learn from each 
other about many different aspects of ArchivesSpace and all presenter 
submissions are welcome. We anticipate recording many parts of the forum, but 
for it to be a success we will also need as many live participants as possible. 
We encourage you to dip in and out of the live program as much as you can. You 
will no doubt “meet” a different set of colleagues each time.

This year's Virtual Member Forum is the successor to the Online Forums we held 
in previous years. To better support our member community and recognize their 
direct contributions to the development and sustainability of the ArchivesSpace 
application, registration for this year's event is open to users from 
ArchivesSpace member organizations only.

Going forward, we plan to make the Virtual Member Forum an online complement to 
our in-person Annual Member Forum, one of the many 
benefits<https://archivesspace.org/community/member-benefits> of ArchivesSpace 
membership. This change will give even more members than before the opportunity 
to participate in a forum, no matter where they live or their capacity for 
attending events in person in a given year. If you are interested in learning 
more about ArchivesSpace membership for your organization, feel free to email 
us at archivesspaceh...@lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspaceh...@lyrasis.org>.

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal. We’re looking forward to a 
great event, with your help!

Local Contexts Initiative and Integration Plugin webinar recording available

Thank you to everyone who joined ArchivesSpace community members and Local 
Contexts<https://localcontexts.org/> project members for a webinar on the Local 
Contexts initiative and the new ArchivesSpace 
plugin<https://github.com/dartmouth-dltg/local_contexts_projects> developed by 
ArchivesSpace community member Joshua Shaw that integrates the Traditional 
Knowledge and Biocultural Labels in ArchivesSpace. The recording for this 
webinar is now available at https://archivesspace.org/archives/7683.

Registration now open for Spring 2023 ArchivesSpace community-wide trainings

Registration is now open for our Spring community-wide trainings. To learn more 
about upcoming community-wide trainings or view information about past 
trainings, visit https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/trainings.

The first training offered this year will be on using Agents, Subjects and 
Classifications in ArchivesSpace.  This training will be offered on March 29, 
2023, from 1pm-4pm ET/10am-1pm PT.  If you are interested in attending this 
training, you can register at https://www.lyrasis.org/ASpaceEventMarch.

In this training, users will learn how to create, edit, and manage agent and 
subject records, link agent and subject records to material description 
records, and create and manage classifications in ArchivesSpace.

The second training offered this year will be on using the ArchivesSpace Public 
User Interface (PUI).  This training will be offered on April 19, 2023, from 
1pm-4pm ET/10am-1pm PT.  If you are interested in attending this training, you 
can register at https://www.lyrasis.org/ASpaceEventApril.

In this training, users will learn how to navigate the ArchivesSpace Public 
User Interface, use subject and agent records to link related material, how to 
use classification to group related material and how to make customizations to 
the Public User Interface to improve the user experience for staff and 

Both trainings assume a basic understanding of archival workflows and metadata 
formats as well as experience navigating the ArchivesSpace staff user 
interface.  If you plan to attend our community-wide trainings without the 
required background, we encourage you to review the recorded ArchivesSpace 
basics training available on our Getting Started 

These trainings are open to anyone using or interested in ArchivesSpace but 
ArchivesSpace members are eligible for a discount.  If you qualify for the 
member discount, you will need to reach out to 
archivesspaceh...@lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspaceh...@lyrasis.org> to receive 
a member promo code before registering.

Membership Update

As of January 31, we have 468 General members, 15 Educational Program members, 
and 3 Registered Service Providers.

Thank you to our current ArchivesSpace 
members<https://archivesspace.org/community/whos-using-archivesspace> for your 
contribution to the development and sustainability of the ArchivesSpace 
application.  ArchivesSpace has a membership 
model<https://archivesspace.org/community/why-become-a-member> to support the 
continued development of the application and user community and ArchivesSpace 
members are eligible for a variety of 
benefits<https://archivesspace.org/community/member-benefits>.  If you are 
interested in ArchivesSpace 
for your organization, email us at 


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Jessica Dowd Crouch
Community Engagement Coordinator for ArchivesSpace

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