[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace v2.6.0 now available

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Thu May 30 16:54:41 EDT 2019

ArchivesSpace is announcing the availability of v2.6.0. You can download it at https://github.com/archivesspace/archivesspace/releases/tag/v2.6.0.

This release contains program-led and community pull requests that provide feature enhancements, bug fixes, infrastructure improvements and documentation updates. There are a number of small changes to the staff and public interfaces to improve usability and clarity. There is also a significant revamp of how background jobs run, including a new reports page layout. This release also has a new feature guided by a community-initiated and authored specification, the option to generate human-readable URLs for use in the public user interface. A full list of the changes and improvements is provided on the release page.

Thanks very much to community members Br. Paul, Blake Carver, Mark Cooper, Tim DiLauro, Bobbi Fox, Brian Harrington, dvhassel, Adam Jazairi, Steve Majewski, Dave Mayo, Curtis Poston, Austin Schaffer, and Trevor Thornton for their code contributions to this release. Thanks also to the contract developer we have been able to engage through member funds, Manny Rodriguez (via LibraryHost), for his substantial efforts on the human-readable URLs feature. Thanks as always to LYRASIS Digital Technology Services for their technical support. This release is also very much a testament to the efforts of our Development Prioritization sub-team, Testing sub-team, Technical Documentation sub-team, and Core Committers Group, as well as individual ArchivesSpace users like Celia Caust-Ellenbogen, Cory Nimer, and Rachel Searcy, who identified and helped us work through particular bug fixes and new features in this release.

Within the program, our co-op student Sarah Morrissey did amazing work in providing a number of community-requested improvements to the staff and public interfaces (many of them recommended by the Staff Interface Enhancement Working Group last year). And though I don't always call them out in release announcements, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Technical Lead Laney McGlohon and Junior Developer Lora Woodford worked through a tremendous amount of their own code and that of others to bring this packed release to you. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful community-based and user-focused developer team.

Information on upgrading to a new version of ArchivesSpace is available at http://archivesspace.github.io/archivesspace/user/upgrading-to-a-new-release-of-archivesspace/. If you have not yet upgraded to a recent version, we recommend going directly to 2.6.0. Please note that a complete reindex is required for this release.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need help upgrading. We are turning our attention to some needed infrastructure improvements for the application, but also aim for some work on agents and recording language information that will make ArchivesSpace more standards-compliant in these areas to be ready to go into the application in a release later this summer. We'll be updating the roadmap on the wiki in the next few days.


Christine Di Bella
ArchivesSpace Program Manager
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>
800.999.8558 x2905
cdibella13 (Skype)


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