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!