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We seek to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community experience for everyone and adhere to Code4Lib’s CodeofConduct4Lib. The full text of the code of conduct is available at:

The call was not recorded and the chat log will not be made available.


The purpose of this call and the decisions and actions that will be made following this call is to identify ways ArchivesSpace can support and amplify efforts around antiracism and inclusion, and how ArchivesSpace itself can be more inclusive. The notes below contain the suggestions made both during the open call and via the google document circulated before the call. The call was not recorded and the chat log will not be made availableSome ideas may be fairly simple to implement, others may require consideration cooperation and discussion across the community, including the involvement of the ArchivesSpace Governance Board. This list will evolve over time and there will be many other opportunities to generate ideas and take action.

A fundamental principle of ArchivesSpace is that those who can contribute, whether financially or with their time and talents, do so in order to make what ArchivesSpace makes possible possible for everyone. That core principle is essential to ArchivesSpace being sustainable as a program, application, and community, but there are different ways we as a community can bring people in to broaden the conversation, open up possibilities, and be a force for more good. ArchivesSpace is committed to remaining free to download and use and makes almost all of its resources freely available. ArchivesSpace’s member model supports the continuing development of the application and services and resources that support the community that uses it. Organizations that elect to become ArchivesSpace members receive member benefits including access to the Help Center, listservs and technical support. ArchivesSpace membership ensures that the ArchivesSpace application is sustainable and available to all archives and archivists.