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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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2022-10-05 12:13:20
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2022-10-04 20:56:11
[,2008:Repository/4989765/v3.3.0 V3.3.0]
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2022-08-29 21:04:26
[,2008:Repository/4989765/v3.3.0-RC2 V3.3.0-RC2]
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2023-01-20 16:47:21
[,2008:Grit::Commit/8d7eb74bce41813c92990fa1a14aa62422a527ef Merge pull request #2913 from archivesspace/ANW-1414]
by quoideneuf
2023-01-20 16:40:24
[,2008:Grit::Commit/1d572f7cb364d6ad82cd70e4c1b7d24545dd956b ANW-1578: adding subject template to /templates folder, fixing order …]
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2023-01-20 16:01:45
[,2008:Grit::Commit/7083d40b2d0f14ef49e6e1d8de5b3bf1212b67d5 ANW-1521: Add support for tooltips on agents -> record IDs -> make pr…]
by avatar382
2023-01-20 13:34:16
[,2008:Grit::Commit/9a9364eb32e15109fc7ae21de6f5253d0967ee4b Merge pull request #2910 from mark-cooper/ANW-1206_hide_dobj_pil]
by quoideneuf
2023-01-19 23:24:58
[,2008:Grit::Commit/a5c1affeecf79dbecb000108776b1f712558de4b Make lcnaf plugin a submodule (#2911)]
by quoideneuf