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Archivematica Camp is heading back to the UK for a camp in London in July 2019!

Inspired by similar events like Hydra Camp, Islandora Camp and Fedora Camp, Archivematica Camp is intended to provide a space for anyone interested in or currently using Archivematica to come together, learn about the platform from other users, and share their experiences.

A big thanks to the London School of Economics for co-hosting this camp!

Dates and Location[edit]

July 10-12, 2019 - London School of Economics.

Sessions will be held at the LSE's main campus in central London. Check back for specific room information closer to the camp date.

LSE Library

10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2AE

Tel: (0)207 955 6452


To register please visit:

BONUS! Artefactual Systems is also hosting an AtoM Camp the following week in London! If you register for both camps, you get a £25 discount off each camp, for a savings of £50 total. We hope this will help some of you enjoy both camps and a longer stretch in London!


We have reserved a limited block of rooms at the Travelodge London Central Euston. Please use this link to book your room:

Camp Counsellors[edit]

From Artefactual Systems:

  • Sarah Romkey, Archivematica Program Manager
  • Justin Simpson, Managing Director
  • Kelly Stewart, Director of Archival and Digital Preservation Services

From the community:

  • Rachel MacGregor, Digital Preservation Officer, University of Warwick

We are also receiving local arrangement support from Fabiana Barticioti, Digital Asset Manager from the Library at London School of Economics. Thank you!


Wednesday, July 10: Day One (optional) - Archivematica for Beginners[edit]

Archivematica Camp kicks off with an optional day of training aimed at attendees who are new to Archivematica. We'll introduce the project, go over the basics of technical architecture, and look at the core functionality. The goal of this day is to ensure that everyone is on solid ground before we dive into more complex discussions. Note: participants are welcome to join the morning session, afternoon session, or both sessions as they wish. Participants may also wish to join the Camp on Day Two.

Time Streams 1 & 2
10:00am - 10:15am Welcome from London School of Economics Library
10:15am - 11:00am Module 1: Archivematica in the digital preservation landscape

Topics covered include: where does Archivematica fit into the digital preservation landscape, what does Archivematica promise to do, what doesn't Archivematica do

11:00am - 11:15pm Coffee break
11:15am-12:30pm Module 2: How does Archivematica actually work?

Topics covered include: Archivematica's conceptual model, packages (transfers, bags, SIPs, AIPs, DIPs), microservices as implementations of preservation actions, workflows, storage spaces (how the storage service works and how to get at your content)

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm Module 3: Archivematica's core functionality

Topics covered include: understanding Archivematica's dashboard, including the Transfer tab, Ingest tab, Administration tab, and Preservation planning tab plus a first look at an AIP produced by Archivematica. This afternoon session includes hands-on exercises.

3:30pm - 3:45pm Coffee break
3:45pm - 4:30pm Module 3: Archivematica's core functionality

Continuation of Module 3.

4:30pm - 5:30pm Tours of London School of Economics (as space allows) Sign up when you arrive in the morning

Tour of LSE Library and Archives (15 people max)

Tour of LSE Campus, including interesting local facts! (15 people max)

evening Small group dinners

Sign upto attend dinner with other campers at whichever restaurant piques your interest! This is a great way to meet new people and get out on the town. We ask that you limit the group size to 4-6 people, so that the restaurants aren't overwhelmed!

Thursday, July 11: Day Two[edit]

Days Two and Three are divided into two streams. Stream 1 is intended for front-end users who are responsible for day-to-day operations and are just getting started using Archivematica, or need a refresher. Stream 2 has been redesigned for the London camp for more advanced users who have their Archivematica workflows under their belt but want to dive deeper into specialized topics. Streams occasionally converge, and we encourage attendees to choose the session that most interests them - feel free to move around!

Time Stream 1 Stream 2
10:00am - 10:30am Arrival and registration
10:30am - 11:45am Module 4: Building on core: Archivematica's specialized workflows

Topics covered include transfers of zipped files, disk images, metadata.csv, manual normalization, and a look at automation tools. This module includes hands-on exercises.

Module 4: Alternate DIP Use Cases

Topics will include DIP workflows outside of the Archivematica "norm" including those executed in the automation tools and a look at Scope, a DIP access platform developed by Artefactual Systems for the Canadian Centre of Architecture.

11:45am - 12:00pm Coffee break
12:00am - 1:00pm Community profile: Rachel MacGregor, University of Warwick
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 3:45pm Module 5: Archivematica's non-core functionality

Topics covered include a look at the Backlog and Appraisal tab, AIP reingest, AIP encryption, transcription, and using Mediaconch. This module includes hands-on exercises.

Module 5: File Format Deep Dive

Topics include file format analysis tools used in Archivematica, file format registries and what to do when your file isn't ID'd by Archivematica's tools!

3:45pm - 4:00pm Coffee break
4:00pm-5:00pm Community profile: Fabiana Barticioti, London School of Economics: Pre-Ingest Workflows
5:00pm - 5:15pm Agenda adjustment for Day 3

What do you want to talk about tomorrow? Also, wrap-up.

5:30pm Group social at The Beaver's Retreat, George IV Pub

We'll gather in the Beaver's Retreat, in the George IV Pub to socialize and toast your Archivematica knowledge! Corner of Portugal Street/Portsmouth Street

Friday, July 12: Day Three[edit]

Day Three is a bit more loosely-structured than Days One and Two. Based on camper interest, the schedule may be adjusted to accommodate new topics. Plus, there's plenty of time to talk about how Archivematica works - or could work - in your institution.

Time Stream 1 Stream 2
10:00am - 10:15am How this day is going to unfold
10:15am - 11:30am Module 6: AIPs for Archivists

Topics covered include how the AIP is structured and a close look at the METS file, as well as some community work to visualize METS files in a more human-friendly way.

Module 6: Stream 2 - GitHub and new-features showcase

Topics covered include accessing Archivematica’s data, other GitHub highlights, and new-ish features showcase.

11:30am-1:00pm Module 7: Implementation roundtable

Discussion of various ways Archivematica can be implemented. Campers are invited to share their particular Archivematica implementations, real or imagined, in 10-15 minute informal talks. We'll post a sign-up list on the first day of camp.

1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 2:30pm Community profile: International Institute of Social History

Not that file again! How with the help of Archivematica we hope to crack the case of finding and deleting duplicates without making the archivist weep. Presented by Robert Gillesse and Hannah Mackay.

2:30pm - 4:00pm Community topics

Based on topics raised from campers at registration and as the camp has progressed. Led by Artefactual staff with lots of input from the community. Breakout into 2 rooms as needed.

4:00pm-5:00pm Module 8: Archivematica Roadmap update

Program Manager and Archivematica Product Owner Sarah Romkey is attending her first Camp in a couple of years! She will update the community on the Archivematica roadmap and how Artefactual Systems has been implementing process changes to make Archivematica a more community driven project. We'll talk about what's coming up next for both the code and community, and take your questions. Wrap-up and safe travels!

Code of Conduct[edit]

The Archivematica community is dedicated to providing a welcoming and positive experience for everyone, whether they are in a formal session or a social setting related to an Archivematica event, or are taking part in activities online. Archivematica community participants come from all over the world and bring with them a wide variety of professional, personal and social backgrounds; whatever these may be, we treat colleagues with dignity and respect. We are sensitive to the fact that the international nature of the Archivematica community means that we span many different social norms around language and behaviour and we strive to conduct ourselves in ways that are unlikely to cause offense. In the event that someone’s conduct is causing offense or distress, the Archivematica Camp has a detailed Anti-Harassment Policy, details below, which can be applied to address the problem.

The first step in dealing with any serious misconduct is to contact a member of the organizing group, or a counsellor at an Archivematica Camp (please see counsellors, above). These people will be made known before and during any Archivematica Camp event.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The Archivematica community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference/camp experience for everyone. If you have been harassed, please consult this protocol for conflict resolution which makes clear how we can help.

The Archivematica community has established the following policy to make it clear that we do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery are not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, or any other communication channel used during the conference (such as social media).

Harassment includes:

  • offensive verbal comments related to sex, gender, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, religion;
  • sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces;
  • deliberate intimidation;
  • stalking;
  • harassing photography or recording;
  • sustained disruption of talks or other events;
  • inappropriate physical contact; and
  • unwelcome sexual attention.

The lingua franca of Archivematica Camp is English; however, English may not be the native language of Archivematica Camp participants. Further, cultural norms around what may be considered obscene and offensive communication will vary among Archivematica Camp attendees. Campers are asked to please be mindful of the international character of Archivematica Camp, and to use respectful and clear language free of slang to facilitate communication.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers and Archivematica representatives (or their designees) may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from Archivematica Camp, or contacting a higher authority such as a representative from the offender’s institution.

If a participant raises a concern relating to actions covered by this policy in good faith, there will be no retaliation for bringing forward their concern. Threatening or taking action against someone for invoking this policy or for participating in any related investigation will be considered a violation of this policy.

Participants are expected to follow the anti-harassment policy at all Camp-related venues, Camp-related social events, and online communication channels.

We expect attendees and speakers past and present to be respectful to each other, and we will deal with any incidents that arise, including on social media.

We value your participation in the Archivematica community and your support in keeping the Archivematica community a safe, welcoming, and friendly space for fellow participants.


This policy is based on the PASIG Code of Conduct, portions of which were modified from the Open Repositories’ code of conduct, which was itself modified from Seattle Attic’s code of conduct and the Ada Initiative’s event harassment policy.


This document is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA.