User Documentation

User Documentation

Purpose of SubteamTo create and maintain an array of ArchivesSpace Documentation in the ArchivesSpace Help Center that provides instruction to users at member organizations.

Major activities of Subteam:

  • Update and maintain ArchivesSpace Help Center pages
  • Create Help Center documentation for newly developed ArchivesSpace functionality


User Documentation offers team members the opportunity to develop or expand familiarity with ArchivesSpace functionalities while honing their copyediting and technical writing skills.  Working as part of a collaborative team, members analyze and update existing Help Center documentation, ensuring that information is accurate and presented in a clear, well-organized manner for a general archival audience.  Members also create documentation for new ArchivesSpace features in conjunction with system version releases, often working on tight deadlines.

Team members should have familiarity with or a willingness to learn how to use Confluence, the web-based wiki software used to manage the Help Center documentation and much of the team's administrative work. 


The User Documentation Sub-team meets once a month for an hour.  Between meetings, members update Help Center documentation and review edits made to pages by other team members.  Work is managed using Confluence, email, and Google drive.  The estimated average total time commitment is approximately 3-4 hours per month.

UAC Members:

  • Margaret Turman Kidd, lead
  • Rebecca Baugnon, vice lead
  • Johanna Carll
  • Regina Carra
  • Eden Orelove