The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries is in its third year of implementing the open-source archival collection management application ArchivesSpace, and is sharing UNLV-developed code that extends ArchivesSpace’s built-in functions. The case study demonstrates how adopting and building upon community-created code and developing original local code is improving critical workflows that support creating collection descriptions, cleaning up metadata, and disseminating finding aids that are easier for researchers to comprehend. UNLV discusses how using an open-source application has opened up opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration, moving UNLV further down the path toward full implementation and closer to the goal of describing and exposing all of Special Collections’ archival resources for its community of researchers.
Shein, Cyndi; Ou, Carol; Irwin, Karla; and Lemus, Carlos
"Open-Source Opens Doors: A Case Study on Extending ArchivesSpace Code at UNLV Libraries,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 4, Article 2.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol4/iss1/2