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[edit] UNITED KINGDOM

Contact: Jenny Mitcham, Digital Archivist, Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York
The UK Archivematica group was established in late 2014 and the first meeting of the group was held in January 2015.
Purpose of group
The UK Archivematica group provides a friendly and informal forum for UK users to discuss Archivematica and share experiences, workflows and use cases. It enables members to get feedback on their own work with Archivematica and benefit from the experience of other users.
Who is it for?
  • The group is open to individuals and organisations in the UK who are actively using, exploring or testing Archivematica
  • It is also open to representatives from user communities who are not be using Archivematica themselves but who can keep abreast with the group and signpost and promote us and our activities
  • Members may come from a variety of backgrounds and job roles - for example, archivists, research data managers, IT staff
  • There are no restrictions on the number of members, though individual meetings will have an upper limit for number of attendees
Meetings
The UK Archivematica group meets 2 or 3 times per year in different locations around the UK.
The venue and format of the meetings will vary but they are intended to be friendly and informal and enable members to see how others are using Archivematica and openly discuss what is and isn’t working well.
Content of a meeting may include:
  • Presentations and progress reports from members
  • Presentations from international Archivematica users
  • Archivematica demonstrations
  • Discussion topics
  • Updates and Q&A from Artefactual Systems
  • Opportunities for informal discussion and networking


[edit] UNITED STATES

[edit] TEXAS

Contact: Drew Krewer (ajkrewer@uh.edu), Digitization Services Coordinator, University of Houston Libraries to be added to the Google Group.
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The TX Archivematica group, also known as Archivematica TEX Support (pun intended) or A-TEX, was formed in early 2017 with the support of the Texas Digital Library (TDL). Its inaugural meeting was held at the 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) in May.
Purpose of group
The Texas Archivematica Users Group (A-TEX) provides a network of collegial support and inspiration among Archivematica users in Texas, and an informal forum for discussion and sharing about the Archivematica digital preservation system.
Membership
A-TEX is intended for Texas users actively exploring or implementing Archivematica. Members may be individuals with an interest in Archivematica or those whose institutions are using or investigating Archivematica.
To participate, please visit the Google Group page to explore the users/support group. One may request to join the group directly from the Google Group site.
Meetings
In-person meetings will be held once or twice per year in different locations in Texas. The purpose of in-person meetings is to provide an informal setting for members to present their progress, ask questions, solicit feedback, and share challenges and successes. The content of in-person meetings may include presentations by Artefactual staff, presentations or institutional updates from members, Archivematica-related discussion questions, or general digital preservation discussion. The business portion of the in-person meeting will also include requests for feedback from members on the direction and future activities of the group. The Steering Committee will solicit contributions to the agenda for in-person meetings from group members via calls for proposals distributed on the Google Group site.

[edit] NORTHEAST

We've formed in order to meet up and discuss the work we're doing with Archivematica, with a special emphasis on development work with Artefactual. Our goal is to share this development work with each other in order to reduce overlaps in functionality and to help ensure its usefulness outside our own institutions. Visit Google Group.


[edit] AUSTRALASIA

AtoM Users Australasia Google Group.


[edit] NETHERLANDS and FLANDERS

Contact: Robert Gillesse (robert.gillesse@iisg.nl), Digital Archivist, International Institute of Social History (IISH). Google discussion forum.
The Netherlands and Flanders (NL-VL) Archivematica group was established in 2017.
Purpose of group
The NL-VL Archivematica group provides a friendly and informal forum for Dutch and Flemish users to discuss Archivematica and share experiences, workflows and use cases. It enables members to get feedback on their own work with Archivematica and benefit from the experience of other users.
Who is it for?
  • The group is open to individuals, organisations and companies in the Netherland and Flanders who are actively using, exploring or testing Archivematica
  • It is also open to representatives from user communities who are not be using Archivematica themselves but who can keep abreast with the group and signpost and promote us and our activities
  • Members may come from a variety of backgrounds and job roles - for example, archivists, research data managers, IT staff
  • There are no restrictions on the number of members, though individual meetings will have an upper limit for number of attendees
  • You can become a member by joining the Google Group
Meetings
  • The NL-VL Archivematica group meet 1 on or 2 times per year in different locations around the Netherlands or Belgium
  • The venue and format of the meetings will vary but they are intended to be friendly and informal and enable members to see how others are using Archivematica and openly discuss what is and isn’t working well
  • If all attendees are Dutch speaking the meeting will be held in Dutch
Content of a meeting may include:
  • Presentations and progress reports from members
  • Presentations from international Archivematica users
  • Archivematica demonstrations
  • Discussion topics
  • Updates and Q&A from Artefactual Systems
  • Opportunities for informal discussion and networking
Online discussion platform
The NL-VL Archivematica Google Group is used to organise meetings, continue discussions and share documents after our meetings, share updates and progress reports and discuss ideas and areas for future collaboration.
The group communicates via an e-mail list established as a private Google Group hosted by the IISH. Only list members can see the posts to this group. The e-mail archive is not public. Robert Gillesse at the IISH manages this list and can invite and direct add new members as appropriate.
The NL-VL Archivematica e-mail list is not intended to duplicate the Archivematica User Forum. Members of the NL-VL group are encouraged to use the main user forum for help, advice and technical queries about Archivematica.
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