Dear ArchivesSpace Users,
Mark your calendars for this year’s Virtual Member Forum!
Taking place April 4-5, 2023, our Virtual Member Forum will be a two-day event spanning a variety of time zones and ArchivesSpace experience levels. A schedule and information about how to register for the event will be released closer to the forum.
We are now accepting session proposals via our online form at https://forms.gle/jpSyx7VWZQ91HfTP8. We will be reviewing proposals on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to get your proposals in early. Submissions will be closed on March 24, 2023, with final notification by March 27, 2023.
The ArchivesSpace program team is particularly interested in presentations or facilitated discussions related to the following topics:
- Demonstrations of workflows using different modules or features of the application
- Managing digital objects in ArchivesSpace
- Developing local training and documentation
- Workflows and tips for editing existing records in ArchivesSpace or other data cleanup projects
- Examples of anti-racism, anti-colonialism and redescription work being executed in ArchivesSpace
- Demonstrations of plugins or tools you’ve developed to make your work in ArchivesSpace easier
The forum will include a mix of opportunities to share and learn from each other about many different aspects of ArchivesSpace and all presenter submissions are welcome. We anticipate recording many parts of the forum, but for it to be a success we will also need as many live participants as possible. We encourage you to dip in and out of the live program as much as you can. You will no doubt “meet” a different set of colleagues each time.
This year’s Virtual Member Forum is the successor to the Online Forums we held in previous years. To better support our member community and recognize their direct contributions to the development and sustainability of the ArchivesSpace application, registration for this year’s event is open to users from ArchivesSpace member organizations only.
Going forward, we plan to make the Virtual Member Forum an online complement to our in-person Annual Member Forum, one of the many benefits of ArchivesSpace membership. This change will give even more members than before the opportunity to participate in a forum, no matter where they live or their capacity for attending events in person in a given year. If you are interested in learning more about ArchivesSpace membership for your organization, feel free to email us at ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org.
Thank you for considering submitting a proposal. We’re looking forward to a great event, with your help!