Monday, March 31, 2014

ArchivesSpace: Three Citations

ArchivesSpace: A Google Group. Google, n.d. Web. 31 March 2014.

            This online forum is for users and interested parties of ArchivesSpace, with posts dating
back to 2010. This will be helpful for tracking potential issues with the platform, as well as just general concerns that archivists and other users have with ArchivesSpace.

“Open Letter to the ArchivesSpace Project Team, April 17, 2013.” Archivists’ Toolkit/Archon
Roundtable. Society of American Archivists, 17 April 2013. Web. 31 March 2014.
This letter, authored by the Archivists’ Toolkit/Archon Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists to the ArchivesSpace project developers, seeks to address concerns that the SAA community has regarding the governance of the ArchivesSpace software, membership types, the role of the chartering institutions, and the migration of items from Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon to the ArchivesSpace platform. This item is useful for demonstrating the involvement of SAA, and for highlighting common concerns of archivists about this software.

“ArchivesSpace Response to ATART questions.” Archivists’ Toolkit/Archon
Roundtable. [ArchivesSpace], 17 July 2013. Web. 31 March 2014.

This response from the project team at ArchivesSpace answers the questions raised by SAA’s Archivists’ Toolkit/Archon Roundtable, particularly about membership and governance. It details that ArchivesSpace is supposed to be self-supporting from dues, and that its ultimate governance is through its board of trustees. Each founding partner has a seat on the board of trustees. This document is helpful for understanding the underlying assumptions about how ArchivesSpace was developed.

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