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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:

2022-02-04 16:54:43
[,2008:Repository/4989765/v3.2.0 V3.2.0]
by quoideneuf
2022-01-19 15:22:54
[,2008:Repository/4989765/v3.2.0-RC1 V3.2.0-RC1]
by quoideneuf
2021-11-19 18:52:03
[,2008:Repository/4989765/v3.1.1 V3.1.1]
by quoideneuf

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Below the last 5 commits:

2022-05-13 00:22:50
[,2008:Grit::Commit/b73a8e6e0037269a23c72926fe54971a4f46bd70 Merge pull request #2668 from archivesspace/GH-2634-solr-checksum-ver…]
by mark-cooper
2022-04-29 18:26:44
[,2008:Grit::Commit/813034dc970ae104426f8beb206078199c5e35e2 Merge pull request #2690 from crugas/update_api_endpoints_doc]
by quoideneuf
2022-04-29 18:25:42
[,2008:Grit::Commit/8119f9a2ece5cbe3a5795ffbbd1b22ee2410413a Merge pull request #2695 from archivesspace/ANW-1548-DO-load-spreadsheet]
by quoideneuf
2022-04-29 11:07:30
[,2008:Grit::Commit/b93dc79a93cdd06bd7b0587c4cbe2f0399f78a14 Remove link and thumb requirement for DO bulk import]
by brianzelip
2022-04-28 21:16:07
[,2008:Grit::Commit/49f036d8778653cf34e0c0205a6f49ba963b1279 Merge pull request #2692 from archivesspace/ANW-1519]
by quoideneuf