[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Webinar Wednesday: ArchivesSpace Data Cleanup: Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Jessica Crouch Jessica.Crouch at lyrasis.org
Tue May 5 10:29:51 EDT 2020

Dear ArchivesSpace users,

There is still time to register for Wednesday’s webinar on ArchivesSpace Data Cleanup: Tips, Tricks, and Tools! <https://archivesspace.org/archives/6296>

ArchivesSpace will be offering a 90-minute webinar on ArchivesSpace data cleanup on Wednesday, May 6, at 2pm ET. Most of us are doing our jobs under much different conditions than usual. As a browser-based system you can access from anywhere, ArchivesSpace is a tool that can be used when working remotely and many ArchivesSpace users are finding themselves executing large scale data cleanup projects that have only recently been prioritized. This webinar will highlight tools, workflows and data cleanup projects developed by members of the ArchivesSpace member community that may prove helpful to users developing their own data cleanup projects.

When: May 6, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – 12:30pm PT)
Where: Zoom
Registration: https://lyrasis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RXu6oWVJQ5yzbiHLN7gWRQ
In order to provide a secure webinar experience and ensure adequate space in our Zoom environment, registration is now required for our webinars.  Our webinars continue to be free and open to anyone using or interested in ArchivesSpace.
Webinar description:
This webinar will be recorded and made available on the ArchivesSpace YouTube channel.
ArchivesSpace users from a variety of institutions will explain metadata remediation and maintenance projects at their institutions, and offer tools and strategies for working with duplicate records, legacy description and non-standard metadata, and renumbering and adding information to boxes and folders (i.e. top containers and sub containers). Projects to be discussed include name authority remediation, addressing duplicate agent and subject records, improving date metadata and uploading EAD finding aids while managing staff working in ArchivesSpace remotely.

Webinar Presenters:

Alicia Detelich is a metadata archivist in the Manuscripts and Archives department at Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library. Her work is focused on developing tools and workflows for creating and enhancing archival description.

Alexander Duryee is the Metadata Archivist at the New York Public Library, where he manages and develops systems for archival description and discovery.  He received his MLIS from Rutgers University.

Abby Hoverstock is the Senior Archivist in the Western History and Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library. The department is steward of about 5,500 manuscript collections in a busy downtown public library where access by anyone, without an appointment, is their strength. Abby’s team consists of 6 archives staff (and 20+ volunteers) who accession and catalog new collections with commendable speed and precision!

Meaghan O’Riordan has served as the Accessioning Archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library at Emory University since 2016. Previously she was a Library Associate at North Carolina State University. She holds a Master’s in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Rachel Searcy is the Accessioning Archivist and an ArchivesSpace administrator at New York University Libraries, working in the Archival Collections Management department. Previously, Rachel held positions focused on processing, metadata, and digitization at NYU's Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Who should attend:

This webinar will be of interest to archivists working with legacy metadata and those interested in approaches to data cleanup projects, as well as those considering possibilities for ArchivesSpace-related projects when working remotely.


Contact Jessica at jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org<mailto:jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org> if you have questions about this webinar or our other online events.

Jessica Dowd Crouch
Community Engagement Coordinator for ArchivesSpace
jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org<mailto:jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org>

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