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Thursday, March 19 • 10:30am - 11:30am
ARCHON to ASpace: Adventures in Archives Migration

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In August 2018, the University Archives and Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato decided to migrate our finding aids and collection information from a hidden ARCHON database to a publicly available ArchivesSpace instance. This time sensitive decision was made with no budget available and in the midst of both a library system migration (Aleph to Alma/Primo) and an entire University website migration that affected us more than we initially thought. Three migrations is no big deal, right? This session will talk about our migration from design to implementation to “Oops! Where did that go?” We will share with you what worked and what didn’t in our path to creating a new searchable archives tool for our patrons.


Adam Smith

Archives Technician, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Heidi Southworth

Associate Professor and Digital Initiatives Librar, Minnesota State University, Mankato
I am the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I am the manager of Cornerstone, our institutional repository (bepress Digital Commons) and I assist in the development of ARCH, our University Archives digital collections platform (Islandora).
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Tom Tran

Systems Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankat

Daniel Vang

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Thursday March 19, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
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