Given the recent announcement regarding funding from the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation for the development of ArchivesSpace
<http://forens.es/8>, I am sure many of you are interested in learning
how you can participate with the project. As the Technical Architect
for ArchivesSpace, I am responsible for developing the agendas for the
project's Technical Review Team, overseeing its technical development,
and engaging with the wider archives development community. There are
several opportunities for participation that are either available now
or will be in the near future.
* Join our discussion group. This is an open discussion group related
to the project. To sign up, visit the group's home page at
* Participation in our technical review process (contact me offlist if
interested). We will be undertaking a technical review of the
specifications developed for the project to determine any potential
issues that may arise during implementation, including those related
to performance and scalability. If you would like to assist with this,
please let me know. The specification documents are available from the
ArchivesSpace website, located at <http://archivesspace.org/>.
* Although formal review of the functional specifications is closed,
the project team is still interested to hear about any current AT or
Archon features that appear to be absent from the ASpace functional
specifications and that either AT or Archon users consider
* Participation in our technical planning process (contact me offlist
if interested). We're also going to be investigating potential
modifications to the project that will allow it to better manage
electronic records, better integrate with other systems (e.g.
repositories), and better provide enhanced functionality, improved
performance, or improved scalability. If you are interested in
participating in this capacity, please let me know.
There will also be ample opportunities for your participation as the
project moves forward, including user testing, documentation, and the
like. Please feel follow up with me if you have any further questions.
Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]>
Technical Architect, ArchivesSpace