ArchivesSpace “Beyond the Basics” skill share 2.0 [ended]

What: The idea is simple: Those of us using AS got together to offer hands-on examples, tutorials and presentations.  ArchivesSpace offers training on the basics; this skill share was a chance to learn and teach how to do more (hence the name “Beyond the Basics”).

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:30am – 4:00pm

Where: William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Cost: Free



9:30-10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00-10:15 Welcome
10:15-11:00 Spinning up an ArchivesSpace instance on Amazon Web Services Tristan Dahn, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (
11:00-11:15 Setting up a reverse proxy for ArchivesSpace public end Tristan Dahn, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 The ArchivesSpace Database & Custom Excel Reports Chris Clement, University of Pennsylvania Libraries and John J. Wilcox LGBT Archives at the William Way Community Center (
Optimize Your ArchivesSpace Workflows: Use Spreadsheets to Create Finding Aids Carolyn Runyon ( and Noah Lasley (, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
Using Steady to import container listings from Excel Tara Hart, Whitney Museum of American Art (
12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30-2:15 Data Auditing and the Public User Interface

List of institutions using the AS PUI

Alicia Detelich ( and Christy Tomecek (, Yale University
2:15-2:30 Snack break
2:30-3:15 ArchivesSpace Core Committers Team Updates

Wiki page on Core Committers work

How to Contribute to ArchivesSpace

Lora Woodford (, Johns Hopkins University and Alexander Duryee (, New York Public Library
Running Unit Tests in ArchivesSpace Alexander Duryee, New York Public Library (
3:15-3:45 Pop-up presentations, announcements, discussions, etc.
3:45-4:00 Wrap-up


Join the Mid-Atlantic ArchivesSpace Interest Group!  For any questions, please post in the Google Group.


Lodging was available for those traveling from out-of-town at the nearby Independent Hotel, 1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107.



Nearby spots for lunch

Jay’s Deli
1228 Spruce St.
Hoagies, sandwiches, salads, etc.
1 min walk

Last Drop Coffeehouse
1300 Pine St.
Small selection of pastries and sandwiches
2 min walk

Pizzeria Cappelli
211 S 13th St.
Pizza, stromboli, wings, etc.
3 min walk

Sumo Sushi
337 S Broad St.
Sushi, sashimi, and Japanese appetizers
3 min walk

Govinda’s Vegetarian
1408 South St.
Sandwiches, wraps, soups, etc.
7 min walk


*The ArchivesSpace “Beyond the Basics” skill share 2.0 was planned by members of the Mid-Atlantic ArchivesSpace Interest Group. *


A big thank you to our sponsors, the William Way LGBT Community Center, for donating the space; and the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) and the Delaware Valley Archivists Group (DVAG) for sponsoring our breakfast and coffee/snack breaks!