[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace Update - November 2022

Jessica Crouch Jessica.Crouch at lyrasis.org
Wed Nov 30 10:18:00 EST 2022

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ArchivesSpace Update – November 2022

Upcoming Schedule at a Glance:

December 8: ArchivesSpace Member Match Virtual Mixer (Member Match participants only)

December 14: Member Discussion - ArchivesSpace Digital Objects Module<https://archivesspace.org/archives/7666>

January 18: Webinar - Local Contexts Initiative and Integration Plugin for ArchivesSpace<https://archivesspace.org/archives/7683>

January 31: Live Demonstration: Overview of the ArchivesSpace Application and Member Benefits <https://archivesspace.org/archives/7704>


We continue to gather up development and testing work for the next release, including work on some outstanding feature requests related to digital objects. New development is always up on our test server at https://test.archivesspace.org/staff/.

Training Announcement: Using Data Import, Export, and Report Functionality in ArchivesSpace

Thank you to everyone who attended our community-wide training on November 9, 2022, on import, export and report functionality in ArchivesSpace. A recording of this training is now available to ArchivesSpace members in the ArchivesSpace Help Center<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ArchivesSpaceUserManual/pages/3185901569/ArchivesSpace+Training+Recordings>.

Member Match Event Announcement
[Posted on behalf of the member engagement sub-team of the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council]

In light of the positive response from our first Mixer event, Sharing Tips & Tricks, the Member Engagement sub-team has decided to offer an additional opportunity for group members to share helpful strategies in using ArchivesSpace. No advice is too big or too small.

Member Match Mixer - Sharing Tips & Tricks, Part 2!

Thursday, December 8th

1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

This event is open to participants in the ArchivesSpace Member Match Program only.  For registration information, review the announcement sent to participants via the Member Match Listserv.

Please plan to share any strategies, workflows, processes, or tips  – these can relate to any module in ArchivesSpace and/or related tools and technologies that you think others should know about.

If you have any questions or concerns – especially if you’ve had trouble connecting with any of your match/es – please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Member Engagement sub-team at ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org<mailto:ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org>.

Member Discussion - Future Development of the ArchivesSpace Digital Objects Module

Join the ArchivesSpace program team and your fellow ArchivesSpace members on December 14, 2022, at 1pm ET/10am PT for a discussion of future development of the ArchivesSpace Digital Objects Module.

Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm ET/10:00am-11:30am PT (find your local time<https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Member+Discussion+-+Member+Discussion+-+Future+Development+ArchivesSpace+Digital+Objects&iso=20221214T13&p1=179&ah=1&am=30>)
Registration:  https://lyrasis.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpce-trjkoGdSGvc2uCimrn5zVU0UM-027

In this discussion facilitated by members of the ArchivesSpace program team, members will be able to share their own use cases and goals for the digital objects module.  Members are encouraged to review current community-submitted feature requests for the digital objects module on the ArchivesSpace JIRA<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/jira/dashboards/10000> prior to the discussion.  If you are unable to locate a current feature request that represents your use case, you are encouraged to submit a feature request<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/19202060/How+to+Request+a+New+Feature> following these instructions.

Members are also encouraged to review the digital objects section<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ArchivesSpaceUserManual/pages/890142831/Managing+Digital+Objects> of the ArchivesSpace user manual<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/917045261/ArchivesSpace+Help+Center> in anticipation of this discussion.

This discussion is open to ArchivesSpace members only and registration is required. Attendees must register using an email address affiliated with a member organization.  This is in recognition of the crucial role that ArchivesSpace members play in directly financially supporting the sustainability and development of the application. Having input in large development projects and discussions like this one is one of the member benefits<https://archivesspace.org/community/member-benefits> of ArchivesSpace.

In preparation for this discussion about the digital objects module, we are gathering some information about how people are currently using digital objects and ideas for the future. All members with an interest in digital objects are welcome to respond to this survey, even if they won't be attending the discussion.  To complete the survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JRCV9F7.

This discussion will not be recorded but notes will be made available on the ArchivesSpace wiki in the days following the discussion.  If you are interested in ArchivesSpace membership and contributing to the future development of the application, email the ArchivesSpace program team at ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org<mailto:ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org>.

Webinar Announcement: Local Contexts Initiative and Integration Plugin for ArchivesSpace

Join ArchivesSpace community members and Local Contexts<https://localcontexts.org/> project members for a webinar on January 18, 2023, at 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT on the Local Contexts initiative and the new ArchivesSpace plugin<https://github.com/dartmouth-dltg/local_contexts_projects> developed by ArchivesSpace community member Joshua Shaw that integrates the Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels in ArchivesSpace.

Date: January 18, 2023

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET (11:00am – 12:00pm PT)

Where: Zoom

Registration: https://lyrasis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xzG-JH8GRtGd8-Xfed0xJQ

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

Webinar description:
In this webinar, Jane Anderson of New York University and Co-Director of Local Contexts<http://www.localcontexts.org/> will give an introduction to the Local Contexts initiative and newly launched Local Contexts Hub.  Local Contexts is an initiative offering digital strategies for Indigenous communities, institutions, and researchers through the TK (Traditional Knowledge) & BC (Biocultural) Labels and Notices. Local Contexts is focused on increasing Indigenous involvement in data governance through the integration of Indigenous values into data systems.

After, ArchivesSpace community member Joshua Shaw will demonstrate the Local Contexts integration plugin<https://github.com/dartmouth-dltg/local_contexts_projects> he developed that integrates Local Contexts Labels and Notices with ArchivesSpace. Feedback from the ArchivesSpace community would be appreciated to ensure that the plugin works for a variety of institutions. Feature requests, bug reports, or suggestions for changes are encouraged. Exports (EAD, EAD3, and MARCXML) are of special interest and suggestions for improvement would be very welcome.

Dr. Jane Anderson is an Associate Professor at New York University in Lenapehoking (New York) and Global Fellow in the Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy in the Law School at NYU. Jane has a Ph.D. in Law from the Law School at University of New South Wales in Australia. Their work is focused on intellectual and cultural property law, Indigenous rights, and the protection of Indigenous/traditional knowledge, cultural heritage, and data.

Joshua Shaw is a web and application developer at Dartmouth Library and works with a variety of applications including ArchivesSpace, Omeka-S, Drupal, and other digital collection software. He has been working with ArchivesSpace since 2014 and is a member of the Core Committers group. Recently, Joshua has been working on ArchivesSpace plugins focused on issues related to reparative description.

This webinar is being held to further the ArchivesSpace anti-racism and inclusion initiatives identified by the community to support and amplify those that document and empower individuals, organizations and communities that work to make the world a more inclusive place. To learn more, visit our wiki at https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/1737261057/Anti-racism+and+Inclusion+Initiatives.

Live Demonstration: Overview of the ArchivesSpace Application and Membership Benefits

Beginning in January 2023, ArchivesSpace will be offering regularly scheduled 60-minute demonstrations of the ArchivesSpace application open to anyone interested in ArchivesSpace. The first demonstration will be offered on January 31, 2023, at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT.

Date: January 31, 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET (9:00am – 10:00am PT)

Where: Zoom

Registration: https://lyrasis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BmOhIyg2TrGCPmr0DelBFg

These demos will feature an overview of the application, a brief explanation of the ArchivesSpace Staff and Public User Interfaces and an introduction to the ArchivesSpace member community<https://archivesspace.org/community/whos-using-archivesspace> and member benefits<https://archivesspace.org/community/member-benefits>.  A brief Q&A will follow the demo.  These demos are intended to assist those who are considering using the ArchivesSpace application at their organization to determine if ArchivesSpace is the right tool for their needs.

These demonstrations are not intended for those already using ArchivesSpace or those looking for ArchivesSpace training opportunities<https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/trainings>. The January 31 demo will be recorded and made available with the other freely available resources on our Getting Started webpage<https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/getting-started>.

For more information about this demo, ArchivesSpace, and ArchivesSpace membership, email ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org<mailto:ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org>.

Membership Update

As of November 30, we have 466 General members, 15 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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