Dear colleagues,

The ArcLight project team would like to provide a brief update regarding
our progress on the design process and and timeline for further work.
ArcLight is intended be a Blacklight <>-based
environment that supports discovery and digital delivery of information in
archives. The project team is using a community-oriented, collaborative design
process for ArcLight
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engage more institutions earlier in the process.

*Completion of discovery process. *We have recently completed the second
phase of discovery in the ArcLight Design Process
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this phase, the team conducted interviews with archivists and archives
researchers at Stanford University, University of Michigan, Georgia Tech,
and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The team analyzed the interviews in
summer 2016, and recently completed writing an analysis of the user
This document, in addition to other completed design documentation can be
found on the ArcLight Design Documents page

*Start of information architecture process.* The project team has just
started phase one of the information architecture process and are currently
working on the development of personas and specifying and prioritizing user
needs. Once that work is complete, the project team will be developing
wireframes. We expect the information architecture work to run through
January 2017.

*Technical planning and development timeline. *We are planning to start
development in early 2017 and are beginning to plan out ArcLight’s
technical requirements. The project team is interested to hear from
community members or institutions that may be able to contribute the
technical planning and development work; please contact us for more
information if so inclined.

More information on the project can be found on the ArcLight wiki page
<>. Please let us know if
you have any questions by sending email to [log in to unmask]


The ArcLight design team
Gary Geisler, Jennifer Vine, and Mark Matienzo (Stanford University
Nabeela Jaffer and Mike Shallcross (University of Michigan)
Wendy Hagenmeier (Georgia Tech)

Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]>
Collaboration & Interoperability Architect
Digital Library Systems and Services
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305