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October 3, 2018

ArchivesSpace Training Fall 2018

The ArchivesSpace fall workshops on usage and administration have been scheduled and are open for registration. These workshops are open to any institution that participates in the Archives & Manuscripts Collections Service and uses ArchivesSpace. Any staff member who uses ArchivesSpace in their...
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September 19, 2018

Archives Space Training Fall 2018: Implementation Choices

ArchivesSpace Training Fall 2018 In support of institutions just implementing ArchivesSpace, or who implemented but need a refresher on key points, we are scheduling five workshops for fall 2018. Please join us for the first ArchivesSpace Implementation Choices workshop co-taught by Rachel Tho...
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July 2, 2018

Archives West Quarterly Reports Available

The Archives West reports for 2018 April-June are now available.  Quarterly Reports show the aggregate information on what Archives West makes available and how it is used.  Quarterly Reports by Institution show how often each institution's finding aids were retrieved.&nb...
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July 2, 2018

Archives & Manuscripts Collections Service: What's Next

As you know from the email to the Announce list last week, the Alliance has a plan to manage the work that Curtis Wyant and I led. Here are the specifics for all of you who participate in the Archives & Manuscripts Collections Service. Getting Help with Archives West...
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July 2, 2018

ArchivesSpace 2.x Upgrade

For AS implementers that have their instances hosted by LibraryHost, some news on the 2.x upgrade. After reviewing the pilot results, corresponding with LibraryHost, corresponding with ArchivesSpace staff, and talking with Curtis, I have decided that we will hold on th...
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June 22, 2018

Archivist's Toolkit: We're Done!

Today marks the end of seven years of supporting Archivist’s Toolkit at the Orbis Cascade Alliance. The last AT installations that we host have been migrated, the remaining databases backed up, and the AT documentation and training removed from the Alliance website and the Archives West utility si...
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May 8, 2018

EAD Best Practices Version 3.9 Released!

The 3.9 revision of the Encoded Archival Description Best Practices is now available in the EAD Documentation section of the Alliance website. If you have downloaded and/or printed the 3.8.1 version from 2015, please discard it and use the new version.  What's...
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May 1, 2018

Archives West Upgrades: May 8

As the attendees of the A&M Annual meeting heard last week, we expect to move the upgrades to Archives West to production on Tuesday, May 8, 3-5 PM PDT (4-6 PM MDT).  Archives West will be intermittently or wholly down during this time. If this impacts your...
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May 1, 2018

A&M Annual Meeting Slides/Notes Available

If you want to follow up on anything from the A&M meeting, or if you were unable to attend, the slides and notes are now available on the meeting web page. The slides include a number of “stage direction” notes that you are invited to ignore in favor of...
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March 23, 2018

A&M Collections Service Fees for FY19

The Alliance's Council passed the FY19 budget at its meeting two weeks ago, so we have set the participation fees for the Archives & Manuscripts Collections Service for FY19 as well. Large public 4-year academic (more than 15,000 FTE students)...
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