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ArchivesSpace is the next-generation web-based archives information management system, designed by archivists and supported by diverse archival repositories.
License:Educational Community License, version 2.0.
Input Formats:METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard)
Output Formats:METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard)
Function:Access,Metadata Processing
Content type:Metadata


ArchivesSpace is an open source, web application for managing archives information. The application is designed to support core functions in archives administration such as accessioning; description and arrangement of processed materials including analog, hybrid, and born-digital content; management of authorities (agents and subjects) and rights; and reference service. The application supports collection management through collection management records, tracking of events, and a growing number of administrative reports. The application also functions as a metadata authoring tool, enabling the generation of EAD, MARCXML, MODS, Dublin Core, and METS formatted data.

ArchivesSpace dates from June 2009 when representatives of New York University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of California San Diego, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation agreed to integrate the Archivists' Toolkit and Archon into a single application in order to increase overall functionality within a single application and to optimize sustainability of the application. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided generous funding for the first two phases of the ArchivesSpace program. A planning phase ran from January 2010 to June 2011, during which functional specifications were drafted, a business plan was formulated, and an organizational home was secured. A development phase ran from July 2011 to September 2013, culminating in the release of ArchivesSpace 1.0 on September 30, 2013. There have been nine releases of ArchivesSpace since the 1.0 release, all of which have served to both advance the integration of the Archivists' Toolkit and Archon and to introduce new functionality not present in either of those precursor applications. Source:

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Below the last 3 release feeds:

2021-09-21 11:34:09
[,2008:Repository/4989765/v3.1.0 V3.1.0]
by quoideneuf
2021-09-14 12:49:28
[,2008:Repository/4989765/v3.1.0-RC2 V3.1.0-RC2]
by quoideneuf
2021-08-11 17:57:09
[,2008:Repository/4989765/v3.0.2 V3.0.2]
by quoideneuf

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2021-10-22 11:54:06
[,2008:Grit::Commit/620e14dbc8b808b5f0ab05168634c03341c1f069 Merge pull request #2478 from archivesspace/public_locales]
by quoideneuf
2021-10-22 01:11:38
[,2008:Grit::Commit/24e713638ab0b38624fae4eba7859a927630ad36 public added translation using Weblate (Italian)]
by cdibella
2021-10-22 01:11:30
[,2008:Grit::Commit/948ccf61629287013e4b5e17690ae7c378a9dab6 Merge pull request #2484 from lorawoodford/ANW-1258]
by quoideneuf
2021-10-21 15:06:51
[,2008:Grit::Commit/9e9c847cb1a0f43cc1ff7da6d534bf05470bc1a4 Merge pull request #2482 from archivesspace/ANW-1077]
by quoideneuf
2021-10-20 18:35:40
[,2008:Grit::Commit/d867e625725f87782f5397c33e897c2fbc01279a ANW-1258 Don't link tc with different barcode to existing tc]
by lorawoodford