Lyrasis Hosted ArchivesSpace Open House

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Are you interested in learning about Lyrasis ArchivesSpace hosting? Join Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Lydia Tang and Onboarding and Data Migrations staff in an informal hour-long session to learn about Lyrasis’ ArchivesSpace hosting service. Dr. Tang will highlight strengths of ArchivesSpace as an archival collection management tool, the benefits of choosing Lyrasis as your hosting provider, and answer any questions attendees might have during the call. This session will not be recorded.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Identify some of the strengths of ArchivesSpace as an archival collection management tool
Understand the benefits of choosing ArchivesSpace hosting with Lyrasis


Dr. Lydia Tang is an Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for Lyrasis. Prior to joining the staff of Lyrasis, she was very active in the ArchivesSpace user community, leading the Staff Interface Enhancement Working Group and the Development Prioritization subteam, founding the Usability subteam, and concluding her term as chair of the Users Advisory Council. She has held archivist positions at Michigan State University, the Library of Congress, and numerous graduate positions at the University of Illinois, where she received her MLIS and Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She is the 2020 recipient of SAA’s Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award and was recognized in three SAA Council resolutions as a co-founder of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund, for the Accessibility & Disability Section’s “Archivists at Home” document, and for her work revising SAA’s “Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities.”

Jacob Shelby is a Data Migrations Specialist at Lyrasis who believes in good metadata and reusable data processes. When he’s not lost in the weeds of a data migration or three, Jacob can be found cycling around town, hanging out at a local coffee shop, or holed up in his home playing video games.

Blake Carver is the Senior Systems Administrator for Lyrasis Technology Services. He manages the servers and infrastructure that support Lyrasis Digital products and services. Blake has more than 15 years of experience working in various types of libraries. Blake received an MLS from SUNY Buffalo. He started one of the first librarian blogs, LISNews, and has been an active participant in many open source projects.

State library and/or archives agency; Network/consortia; Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Museum; Academic library: 2 year; Government library; K-12 library; Archives; Historical Society / Site; Special collections
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