[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Searching the Listserve

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Fri Jul 15 09:22:56 EDT 2016

Hi to everyone already in this thread and nodding in agreement from afar,

While the listserv archives go back to the beginning in August 2013 and are publicly available at http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/pipermail/archivesspace_users_group/, the lack of searching is a limitation of the listserv software currently in use by LYRASIS, which hosts the ArchivesSpace listservs. We have inquired as to other options, especially as the list has grown over time and the archives feature more and more useful information related to many aspects of using the application. Of course, it always helps us in our efforts to hear from users that they want a particular feature or function, so we appreciate you taking the time to post the question and demonstrate that this is very much wanted.

Related to this, if anyone has suggestions for third party services they’ve used to make listserv archives searchable and have been happy with, we’d be grateful for those as well.


Christine Di Bella
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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Joshua D. Shaw
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 7:41 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Searching the Listserve

Thirded! I also have an email folder expressly for the purposes of searching past messages, but like Jane, am limited to only those messages post join date.


From: <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org>> on behalf of Jane LaBarbara <jane.labarbara at mail.wvu.edu<mailto:jane.labarbara at mail.wvu.edu>>
Reply-To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>>
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 4:56 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>>
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Searching the Listserve

I agree with Carlos regarding the utility of searching through old listserv messages.  I’ve made a separate folder in my email for this listserv, just so I can search for things, but it only includes emails sent after I joined the listserv late last year.  I’m not sure if it would be possible, but even having the ability to do a Google search with the site limited to http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/pipermail/archivesspace_users_group/ would be pretty useful.

-Jane L.

Jane Metters LaBarbara
Assistant Curator
West Virginia & Regional History Center<https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/>
West Virginia University Libraries
Reference desk: 304-293-3536
Office phone: 304-293-0352
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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Carlos Lemus
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:36 PM
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Cc: Carol Ou <carol.ou at unlv.edu<mailto:carol.ou at unlv.edu>>
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Searching the Listserve


I was wondering if there was an easier way to search through the list serve. I feel that there are many cases where topics have been covered previously and can provide a lot of information to questions that have already been answered, but unless you scroll through every month you may never find it. Is this possible? to search keywords on your question?

Thank you,
Carlos Lemus
Application Programmer, Special Collections Technical Services
University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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