The ArchivesSpace Team seeks a stylesheet developer to develop Extensible
Stylesheet Language (XSL) stylesheets to be used with the ArchivesSpace

Application Deadline

May 31, 2013, 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


ArchivesSpace ( is an open source software
application under development that combines the functional strengths of two
leading North American archival management systems: Archivists' Toolkit and
Archon. The project is a partnership between New York University, University
of California San Diego, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Statement of Needs

The selected contractor will provide development resources as needed to create
XSLT and XSL:FO stylesheets used to transform exported records from the
application. These resources will be under the direction of Katherine Kott,
the ArchivesSpace Development Manager. The ArchivesSpace project is
geographically distributed, and as such there is no location requirement for
the selected contractor.

We expect the development to produce three specific deliverables:

An XSLT stylesheet to transform EAD 2002 (Encoded Archival Description version
2002) finding aids to HTML;

An XSLT stylesheet to transform EAC-CPF (Encoded Archival Context - Corporate
Bodies, Persons, and Families) records to HTML; and

An XSL:FO stylesheet to transform EAD 2002 finding aids to PDF.

Each deliverable may be assigned a milestone date in consultation with the
ArchivesSpace Development Manager.

The selected contractor will be expected to participate in weekly or bi-weekly
check-in meetings with the Development Manager and/or Mark Matienzo, the
ArchivesSpace Technical Architect.

To remain consistent with the software license for the ArchivesSpace software,
all stylesheets must be licensed under the Educational Community License (ECL)
version 2.0. The selected contractor, at their discretion, may adapt the EAD-
related stylesheets packaged with Archivists' Toolkit to be used with

Application Format

Applications should be submitted in PDF format and should include the
following information along with a resume/CV and cover letter:

Experience in working with XSLT and XSL:FO, as well as other relevant XML-
based technologies

Experience in working with EAD Version 2002 and EAC-CPF

Experience or familiarity with other archival description standards

Experience or familiarity with open source archives management systems

Experience or familiarity with open source software development

Upon request, applicants may be asked to provide samples of XSLT and/or XSL:FO
stylesheets and relevant source documents to be transformed. Applicants are
encouraged (but not required) to include these as separate attachments when
submitting their proposal.


Applications are due by 5:00PM EDT, May 31, 2013. Applications should be sent
via email to Mark Matienzo, ArchivesSpace Technical Architect
([log in to unmask]), and Katherine Kott, ArchivesSpace Development Manager
([log in to unmask]). Please format the subject line with the phrase
"ArchivesSpace XSLT Application - [Name of respondent]".

Work is to be performed no sooner than June 1, 2013.

Work is to be completed no later than August 31, 2013.


Work is to be performed at contractor's address.

Contractor must be a US citizen.

Contractor is not related to, and has no past/current affiliation with, any
University of California employee.


Applications must be submitted by the due date.

The contractor will enter into a contract with University of California San
Diego on behalf of ArchivesSpace that is consistent with UCSD's standard
contracting policies and procedures.

The University reserves the right to negotiate with each contractor.

This will be a fixed price contract, not to exceed $3,000.00. There is no
allowance for project expenses, travel, or ancillary expenses that the
contractor may incur.

Funds will be released per work Track upon acceptance of that Track. The
University reserves the right to cancel the contract with no further payment
if the work on any Track is past due by more than 20% of the scheduled period
for that Track.

Acceptance will include code review by ArchivesSpace project staff.

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