[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace Update - October 2021

Jessica Crouch Jessica.Crouch at lyrasis.org
Thu Oct 28 15:24:30 EDT 2021

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ArchivesSpace Update – October 2021


We will be putting out a patch release in November to address the regression bug with reorder mode that was recently discovered. It should be out soon.

We are also working toward the roadmap<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/2634973195/Roadmap+as+of+September+2021> release that will include external Solr. That is planned for the end of the calendar year.

Webinar Announcement: Making the Required Move to External Solr

ArchivesSpace will be offering a webinar on making the required move to external Solr for new ArchivesSpace releases next Wednesday, November 3rd at 2pm ET/11am PT.  In this webinar, members of the ArchivesSpace program team will provide background information about this necessary change and walk attendees through some considerations for downloading and installing Solr.

Webinar: Making the Required Move to External Solr for ArchivesSpace

When: November 3, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm PT)

Where: Zoom

Registration: https://lyrasis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_81SNSMgFTnu6Gmcdf4lO3g

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the ArchivesSpace YouTube channel.

Webinar description:

ArchivesSpace uses Solr<https://solr.apache.org/> for its search platform. Due to necessary upgrades<https://archivesspace.org/archives/7135> that require moving to external deployment of Solr for the application, beginning in late 2021 deploying ArchivesSpace will require installing and configuring Solr. This change will not affect end users directly, but it will be a significant change for system administrators and others who deploy and manage ArchivesSpace.

In this webinar, members of the ArchivesSpace program team will provide some background information about this upcoming change to the way ArchivesSpace is deployed.  Team members will then walk attendees through considerations and logistics for downloading and installing Solr at their own institution.

An open discussion and Q&A will follow.

Who should attend:

Anyone who manages their own implementation of ArchivesSpace and anyone planning to upgrade to any version of ArchivesSpace after ArchivesSpace v3.1.x.

Please contact us at ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org with any questions.

Upcoming event for ArchivesSpace Member Match participants

There’s still time to register for next week’s Member Match event: a discussion session on creating ArchivesSpace documentation at your organization and navigating the ArchivesSpace Help Center. This discussion is being offered by the ArchivesSpace Member Engagement Sub-team in collaboration with ArchivesSpace User Documentation sub-team and will be held on November 4 at 2pm ET/11am PT.

This event is open to anyone currently participating in the ArchivesSpace Member Match or ArchivesSpace Diversity Partnership programs.  Registration is required.  Information about how to register was sent to the ArchivesSpace Member Match listserv.

If you are participating in the ArchivesSpace Member Match program but have not been receiving announcements, please email us at ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org<mailto:ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org>.  For more information about the ArchivesSpace Member Match program, visit https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/2198568994/ArchivesSpace+Member+Match+Program

Recordings now available: Virtual ArchivesSpace Basics Workshop on October 18, 20, 25 and 27, 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended the virtual ArchivesSpace Basics workshop this month.  The recordings for this training are now available on the Community-wide training page at https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/2331148319/ArchivesSpace+Community-Wide+Virtual+Training.

The Trainers Corps has been offering regularly scheduled workshops and office hours covering a variety of topics on all things ArchivesSpace.  These virtual, community-wide trainings are part of a 12-month pilot project by the Trainers Corps to assess community interest and training needs. Registration for each training will be separate and registration will open closer to each training date. Agendas and recordings from previous trainings can be found at https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/2331148319/ArchivesSpace+Community-Wide+Virtual+Training.

Please email ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org if you have any questions.

Final days of Hacktoberfest 2021

This October, ArchivesSpace again participated in Hacktoberfest<https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/>, a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean. Hacktoberfest is open to anyone who contributes pull requests to participating open source repositories on GitHub or GitLab. Those interested in participating in Hacktoberfest have until October 31st to submit their pull requests.

Whether you’re new to ArchivesSpace development or a long-time contributor, we encourage you to get involved. No specific background or skill level is required to get started, and all community contributions are welcome and appreciated. To learn more about submitting a pull request for ArchivesSpace specifically, visit our wiki.<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/39682053/Submitting+a+Pull+Request>

To qualify for the official Hacktoberfest competition, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be made to any public repository on GitHub or GitLab, including ArchivesSpace<https://github.com/archivesspace/archivesspace>.  Any qualifying pull request submitted to the ArchivesSpace GitHub<https://github.com/archivesspace/archivesspace> between October 1 and October 31 will get a Hacktoberfest label.  To learn more about qualifying pull requests and how to notify Hacktoberfest of your pull requests, visit the official Hacktoberfest website<https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/resources/participation?mkt_tok=MTEzLURUTi0yNjYAAAF_stdPSUyGyqC_Ktqan1P6gMCRfs3fp2MIyRayBcOd9VbatAOkVC01RVZQ9hhscJSZzb-JvkQNE-_xCjMcnRGFL9g1yEeCP5w5WECTB_2B>.

In addition to the official Hacktoberfest swag options, ArchivesSpace will acknowledge all submitters, regardless of number of pull requests, in our monthly update. The community member who submits the most pull requests in the month of October will receive an ArchivesSpace swag bag!  Last year’s winner of the coveted ArchivesSpace swag bag was Joshua Shaw from Dartmouth College.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to ArchivesSpace. Please email us at ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org<mailto:ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org> if you have questions or want to know more about contributing code to the ArchivesSpace GitHub<https://github.com/archivesspace/archivesspace>. To learn more about Hacktoberfest, visit their official website<https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/>.

Membership Update

We are excited to welcome our newest members to our community! Our new members since September 30 include:

  *   California State University, Stanislaus, (Turlock, CA)
  *   Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology, (Brno, Czech Republic)
  *   Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) Legacy Center (Chicago, IL)
  *   Library of the US Courts, Seventh Circuit, (Chicago, IL)
  *   St. Philip’s College, (San Antonio, TX)
  *   University of North Texas Health Science Center, (Fort Worth, Texas)

As of October 29, we have 456 General members, 21 Educational Program members, and 3 Registered Service Providers. If you are interested in your institution becoming a member of ArchivesSpace, please email us at ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org<mailto:ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org> for more information.

ArchivesSpace monthly updates provide news about ArchivesSpace community and program activities and are sent to our member listservs, the ArchivesSpace Google Group, and SAA’s Collection Management Section listserv, as well as being posted on the ArchivesSpace website. Please feel free to share this update with people you know who have an interest in ArchivesSpace but may not be on one of these lists.

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

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