[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Web-available workshop

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Wed Mar 16 11:16:01 EDT 2016

Hi Karen,

Your timing in asking this question is excellent. The ArchivesSpace trainer corps is in the process of preparing (by contract) a multi-webinar version of our Basics workshop for staff from a number of institutions in the Keystone Library Network (KLN) that will start at the end of this month. Though this series will be limited to KLN staff members, we're hoping to use the experience to develop web content that will be accessible to other individuals and groups of members very soon after. This will all start to come into closer focus later this spring and I'll be glad to reach out to you directly, as well as share information on the list, when I have more information to share.

The current model for the face-to-face training offered by the ArchivesSpace is that institutions, or groups of institutions, serve as the physical host for the sessions and contract with us to provide instructors.  The hosting organization can invite whomever it wishes, and charge, or not charge, if it wishes. If there are a number of interested ArchivesSpace users in a particular geographic area or institution and hosting a face-to-face session is of interest, we definitely encourage you to pool resources to bring the training to you.

In terms of currently available web content, I'll also give a plug for the screencasts we offer in the member area (http://docs.archivesspace.org), and for those who are comfortable with particular functions in ArchivesSpace to consider recording screencasts for the series (https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ADC/Instructions+for+Creating+a+Video+for+the+ArchivesSpace+User+Screencast+Series). There are many topics still up for grabs, and there is a small honorarium available for those who finish videos.

If anyone has other questions or suggestions related to training, please feel free to post them here, or get in touch with me directly. Getting more people more comfortable with ArchivesSpace benefits all of us!


Christine Di Bella
Community Outreach and Support Manager
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>
800.999.8558 x2905
cdibella13 (Skype)
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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 AOM Archives
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:55 AM
To: archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Web-available workshop

Is there a reason that one of the basic workshops that are given here and there, mostly far away from me, could not be recorded and made available to the membership online?

I really need the basic info, as this is my first encounter with archival description software of any kind and I'm struggling with things lots of y'all take for granted with data entry and concepts, things which are probable fairly simple if you know the secrets.

I suspect that I am not the only person out there who would love, love, love to be able to attend a basic workshop but cannot--distance, finances, time, etc.

Any advice, etc., would also be greatly appreciated.

Karen Horton, CA
Archivist, Archdiocese of Mobile
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