[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace Update - September 2023

Jessica Crouch Jessica.Crouch at lyrasis.org
Fri Sep 29 10:23:53 EDT 2023

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ArchivesSpace Update – September 2023

Upcoming Schedule at a Glance:

October 11: Using the accession and assessments module in ArchivesSpace training<https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/trainings>

October 20: Visit the ArchivesSpace table at MARAC in Saratoga Springs<https://marac.memberclicks.net/assets/conferences/MARAC_SARATOGA_2023_FINAL.pdf>

November 14: Christine Di Bella and Jessica Crouch presenting at DLF in St. Louis<https://forum2023.diglib.org/schedule/>


We continue to gather up development and testing work for the next release. While the vacancy in our Technical Lead position will have an impact on timing, we do expect to put out the next release of ArchivesSpace later this fall. New development is always up on our test server at https://test.archivesspace.org/staff/.

Position Announcement: ArchivesSpace Technical Lead

We’re looking for the next Technical Lead for ArchivesSpace. This impactful position is responsible for technical oversight, management, and development of the application, working with community stakeholders in the overall development of the software and management of the code contribution process. The Technical Lead works to engage a broad set of developers to participate in the project, providing technical guidance, support and leadership to maintain a robust developer community.

The full position listing is on the Lyrasis website at https://lyrasis.isolvedhire.com/jobs/989345.html. All applications should include a resume and cover letter or statement of interest and be submitted via the listing.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but we encourage people to apply by October 9, when review will begin. Please feel free to contact Program Manager Christine Di Bella (christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>) with questions or suggestions.

Registration Now Open for Fall 2023 ArchivesSpace Community-wide Trainings

Registration is now open for our next community-wide training.  This training will be offered on October 11, 2023, from 1pm-4pm ET/10am-1pm PT.  If you are interested in attending this training, you can register at https://www.lyrasis.org/ASpaceEventOctober.

Upon completing this workshop, attendees will understand how to create and edit accession records, link related records to accession records, create assessments, edit assessment attributes in ArchivesSpace, and link assessments to related records.

This training assumes a basic understanding of archival workflows and metadata formats as well as experience navigating the ArchivesSpace staff user interface.  If you plan to attend our community-wide trainings without the required background, we encourage you to review the recorded ArchivesSpace basics training available on our Getting Started webpage<https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/getting-started>.

To learn more about upcoming community-wide trainings or view information about past trainings, visit https://archivesspace.org/using-archivesspace/trainings. These trainings are open to anyone using or interested in ArchivesSpace but ArchivesSpace members are eligible for a discount.  If you qualify for the member discount, you will need to reach out to ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org<mailto:ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org> to receive a member promo code before registering.

SNAC Plugin Now Available for ArchivesSpace

[Submitted by Susan Pyzynski, SNAC Director]

SNAC<https://snaccooperative.org/> (Social Networks in Archival Context) is excited to announce the production release of the SNAC plugin<https://github.com/snac-cooperative/snac_aspace_plugin> for ArchivesSpace.  The plugin takes advantage of the agent record enhancements in ArchivesSpace V3 and supports each step of record creation and maintenance for both agents and resources.  Functionality includes:

  *   Importing new SNAC records into ArchivesSpace
  *   Adding SNAC URIs to existing ArchivesSpace records
  *   Pushing new records from ArchivesSpace to SNAC
  *   Syncing records between ArchivesSpace and SNAC
  *   Support for test operations
  *   Connects to both SNAC Production and Development
  *   Dry Run function

The new production release of the plugin has undergone extensive testing in the past several months and includes user documentation<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qVKo8IXG3u6Q2n49x3MfxWTd7ak2eozopEQKx02tGTk/edit#heading=h.dan7uqd71cjz>.  SNAC encourages ArchivesSpace members who test and use the plugin to send along feedback and ideas for further development to snaccooperative at gmail.com<mailto:snaccooperative at gmail.com>.

Recording Available: ArchivesSpace Basic Record Creation Training

Thank you to everyone who attended our Basic Record Creation Overview training on September 13th.  A recording of this training is now available to ArchivesSpace members in the Help Center at https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ArchivesSpaceUserManual/pages/3185901569/ArchivesSpace+Training+Recordings

Membership Update

We are excited to welcome our newest members to our community! Some of our new members since August 31st include:

  *   Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, (Chicago, IL)
  *   Binghamton University, (Binghamton, NY)

As of September 30, we have 468 General members, 19 Educational Program members, 3 Registered Service Providers, and 1 Consortium Provider.

Thank you to our current ArchivesSpace members<https://archivesspace.org/community/whos-using-archivesspace> for your contribution to the development and sustainability of the ArchivesSpace application.  ArchivesSpace has a membership model<https://archivesspace.org/community/why-become-a-member> to support the continued development of the application and user community and ArchivesSpace members are eligible for a variety of benefits<https://archivesspace.org/community/member-benefits>.  If you are interested in ArchivesSpace membership<https://archivesspace.org/community/making_a_case_for_membership> for your organization, email us at ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org<mailto:ArchivesSpaceHome at lyrasis.org>.


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 Lead for ArchivesSpace
jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org<mailto:jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org>
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