Last week we rolled out the ArchivesSpace membership
model<>so that organizations
considering ArchivesSpace adoption have more
information about membership, governance, community engagement, long-term
sustainability plans for the software, and other important issues.
 ArchivesSpace membership not only helps support the long-term usability
and development of the software but comes with tangible benefits such as
HelpDesk support, advanced documentation options and most importantly, the
ability to be a part of the ArchivesSpace community and shape its direction.

*Charter Membership*


Currently, ArchivesSpace is seeking Charter Members.  All individual
organizations who will use ArchivesSpace to manage their archival
collections are eligible to become charter members and we are excited to
announce that the following organizations have already agreed to become
charter members:

   - Arizona State University
   - Claremont Colleges Library
   - Columbia University
   - Duke University
   - Getty Research Institute
   - Johns Hopkins University
   - Massachusetts Institute for Technology
   - New York Public Library
   - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
   - Rockefeller Archive Center
   - Smithsonian Institution
   - University of California, Berkeley
   - University of California, Los Angeles
   - University of Maryland
   - University of Michigan
   - University of Virginia
   - Yale University

Charter membership has additional benefits over the regular memberships,
which will begin on September 1, 2013.  These include:

   - The opportunity to participate in and shape the initial Board, User
   Advisory Council, and Technical Advisory Council, including exclusive
   eligibility for election or appointment to these initial governance bodies
   (general members will not be eligible for election to the governing groups
   before 2014).
   - An extended, initial membership period lasting through December 31,
   2014 (more than a year of paid membership).
   - Participation in the development of the initial ArchivesSpace user,
   technical, and services roadmaps, including beta releases of the product.
   - Access to early releases of migration tools to move data from
   Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon to ArchivesSpace.
   - Preferred access to news and updates.
   - Recognition through the placement of your institution name, logo and
   link on the ArchivesSpace website.
   - Use of the “ArchivesSpace Charter Member” icon.

Consider joining now as a Charter Member! Charter Membership is a one-time
membership option, available only through May 31, 2013. The Charter
Membership fee includes the first year of general membership and is based
on the type and size of your institution. Additional information on Charter
Membership can be found in our Charter Membership

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a part of the initial launch of
ArchivesSpace as a Charter Member and lead the way in online archives
management software. To join us as a Charter Member, please contact the
ArchivesSpace Program Office at *[log in to unmask]*.

*Institutions interested in supporting ArchivesSpace in consortial hosting
or hosted settings should also please contact the ArchivesSpace Program
Office at **[log in to unmask]**.*

For more information about ArchivesSpace general membership, please visit * <>.*


With thanks, on behalf of the ArchivesSpace Team,

Mark A. Matienzo | <[log in to unmask]>

Technical Architect, ArchivesSpace