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Saturday, August 22 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 601 - Don't Break It on Tuesdays and Other Tales: ArchivesSpace in Practice

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This panel explores the issues and setbacks encountered and the strategies and solutions created by five ArchivesSpace early-adopters while migrating to and implementing the software at their respective institutions.  The speakers discuss the content management systems from which they migrated (including Archivists Toolkit, Archon, Re:Discovery, and homemade systems), explore the issues and opportunities encountered during the migration process, and discuss how ArchivesSpace is or is not meeting their needs in production.


Joanne Archer

Supervisory Librarian for Researcher and Collection Services, University of Maryland
Joanne Archer is a Special Collections Librarian at the University of Maryland Libraries where she oversees processing, digitization, and researcher services for Special Collections and University Archives. She is currently managing the Libraries' ArchivesSpace implementation. Joanne has a MLS and MA in History from the University of Maryland.
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Kevin Clair

Archives Processing and Metadata Librarian, University of Denver
University of Denver
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Elizabeth Dunham

Assistant Archivist for Collections and Records Management, Arizona State University
Elizabeth Dunham is the Assistant Archivist for Collections and Records Management at Arizona State University, where she directs accessioning, processing, and description operations, encodes new and legacy finding aids using EAD, and provides reference services. She recently oversaw ASU’s migration to ArchivesSpace, including data mapping, troubleshooting, data remediation, and staff training. Dunham earned her Master of Arts in History... Read More →
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Chris Ervin

Archivist, Mojave Desert Archives
Chris Ervin is Archivist for the Mojave Desert Archives located in the East Mojave Desert of California. He received his MLIS from San Jose State in 2013 after a 30-year career as an information Technology professional. Chris is a provisional Certified Archivist and served on the ArchivesSpace Governance Board representing the Very Small membership level from 2013 -2015. The Mojave Desert Archives is a charter member of ArchivesSpace.
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Matt Gorzalski

University Archivist, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
I graduated with my MLS degree from the University of Pittsburgh in August 2008. I am currently the University archivist at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I have previously worked at The History Center in Diboll, TX and the Kansas State Historical Society.

Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 26AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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