NE Archivematica Implementers meeting

It appears that adoption of Archivematica is really taking off. I’ve spoken to several other institutions, notably Yale and Columbia, who are not only planning to adopt the system, but also to contract with Artefactual for additional development. I thought it might be good to meet and discuss what we’re actually doing for a couple reasons, such as:

  1. To become more familiar with other institutions’ use cases and workflows
  2. To prevent duplication of development efforts
  3. To provide feedback on development specifications, especially in order to generalize them for wider community use

I put together a call for Archivematica users in the north east region, and sent it out over various listserves. The response was pretty enthusiastic.

We’ll be having our inaugural meeting at the NYPL Library Services Center in Queens on April 12 from 2-4 PM. Arrive early (1 PM) if you’d like coffee and to check out the processing center or the forensic lab. The address is: 31-11 Thomson ave, Long Island City, NY 11101.

I’ll be posting more as things develop. Feel free to join us!

Integrating Archivematica, ATReference and XTF

Last week, we had a site visit from Evelyn McLellan, a Systems Archivist at Artefactual (the company that is developing Archivematica). We discussed a number of issues related to the integration of Archivematica, XTF and ATReference. Continue reading

Artefactual site visit

This past week, the Artefactual team of Peter Van Garderen, President/Systems Archivist, Evelyn McLellan, Systems Archivist and Austin Trask, Systems Engineer made a site visit to Rockefeller Archive Center to install the 0.9 version of Archivematica. This beta version of the open sourced digital preservation system will allow us to preserve and maintain our backlog of born digital and digitized records. Continue reading