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May 12, 2021

ArchivesSpace. ArchivesSpace v3.0 is now available. This release centers around changes to the agents module of ArchivesSpace to make it more standards-compliant with EAC-CPF and the MARCXML format for authority data, enabling deeper and richer description of people, families, and corporate entities, their relationships to each other and their relationships to materials held outside ArchivesSpace. This work is the result of a community specification involving the participation of many users across the ArchivesSpace community, mostly notably Cory Nimer, Sue Luftschein, and Brad Westbrook. Through this work new fields and sub-records have been added to the agents schema, and staff and public interface views, imports, exports, and auxiliary functionality like agent merging have all been updated. There is also a new Light mode, which provides the option for users to continue to work with agent records in the staff interface in a pared down view that is similar to that of ArchivesSpace versions prior to this one. [Full Announcement].

January 4, 2017

Lyrasis LYRASIS announces Laney McGlohon as new technical lead for ArchivesSpace. LYRASIS announce the recent hire of Laney McGlohon as Technical Lead for ArchivesSpace. [Full Announcement].

April 20, 2012

Lyrasis LYRASIS to serve as base for ArchivesSpace. ArchivesSpace project partners are pleased to announce that LYRASIS, the largest regional membership organization for libraries and information professionals in the US, will serve as the organizational home for the ArchivesSpace open source archives management system. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the ArchivesSpace project is focused on developing the next generation archives management system, including a sustainable governance and support structure. Leading this effort are the libraries of New York University, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working in close collaboration with the archives community. [Full Announcement].

July 22, 2011

New York University. NYU Libraries and partners developing next-generation Archives Management System with Grant from Mellon Foundation. New York University has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead a partnership in developing the software that integrates Archon and the Archivists' Toolkit (AT) into an open-source, next-generation archives management system. The integrated product—known by the working title ArchivesSpace—will incorporate the best features and functions of Archon and the AT. [Full Announcement].