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'''Questions or concerns?''' - please email us at info@artefactual.com with Archimatica Camp Amsterdam in the subject line and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
'''Questions or concerns?''' - please email us at info@artefactual.com with Archimatica Camp Amsterdam in the subject line and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
See you next week!
See you in 2 days!
== Camp Counsellors ==
== Camp Counsellors ==

Revision as of 01:21, 9 April 2018

We're heading back across the Atlantic for a second camp in Europe, cohosted by the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam! 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.

Dates & Location

April 11-13, 2018 - International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.


Registration is now closed

If you have registered for Camp and you did not receive an email from us, please contact us at info@artefactual.com. We'll send you the latest news you need to be ready for Camp next week.

  • Earlybird registration: 425€ (until February 11, 2018)
  • Full registration: 450€
  • Day 1 registration only: 175€

Note that the registration rate includes catered lunch and coffee breaks each day.

Things to Know Before You Go

For all you lucky campers that are already registered, there are a few key things to know before you arrive at camp:

Digital preservation knowledge expectations - if you've registered because you are curious about Archivematica but not sure what a SIP, DIP, or AIP is you might want to do a little digital preservation reading first. Try Ashley Blewer's training slides as a starting place.

Schedule (and other important logistics) - See below for more information.

Social events - There are 2 social events planned - sign up and details below

Food - all lunches, coffee and afternoon stroopwafels will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions you want us to consider, please email info@artefactual.com.

Bring a laptop - we have hands-on sessions planned and Archivematica pipelines ready for learning. You may want to set up your own pipeline using vagrant and VirtualBox. You'll find instructions to do that here (but please do this before you get to camp!).

Code of Conduct - please be aware that we are committed to providing a welcoming and positive experience for everyone, whether you are in a session, online, or in a social setting. This means that Archivematica Camp Amsterdam is governed by a Code of Conduct, more details below.

Questions or concerns? - please email us at info@artefactual.com with Archimatica Camp Amsterdam in the subject line and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

See you in 2 days!

Camp Counsellors

  • Marco Klindt, Zuse Institut Berlin
  • Evelyn McLellan, President, Artefactual Systems
  • Santiago Rodriguez Collazo, Production Support Engineer, Artefactual Systems
  • Justin Simpson, Director of Archivematica Technical Services, Artefactual Systems
  • Ross Spencer, Software Developer, Artefactual Systems
  • Kelly Stewart, Systems Archivist, Artefactual Systems

Robert Gillesse from IISH will also be providing local support and will be guest speaking during the camp. Thank you Robert!


Wednesday April 11: Day One (optional) Archivematica for Beginners

Time Topic
8:30am - 9:15am Registration and coffee
9:15am - 10:15am 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

10:15am - 10:30am Coffee break
10:30am-12:00pm 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)

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm 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.

3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee break
3:15pm - 4:00pm Module 3: Archivematica's core functionality

Continuation of Module 3.

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.

Thursday, April 12: Day Two Archivematica Camp

Time Room 1 TBA Room 2 TBA
9:00am - 9:30am Arrival and registration
9:30am - 10:45am Module 4: Stream 1 - 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: Stream 2 - Supporting Archivematica workflows

Topics covered include how to install automation tools, REST APIs, logs, maintenance, and upgrades.

10:45am - 11:00pm Coffee
11:00am - 12:00pm Community profile: IISH
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Module 5: Stream 1 - 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: Stream 2 - Understanding Archivematica's logs and peformance evaluation
3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee
3:15pm-4:15pm Community profile: Zuse Institute Berlin
4:15pm - 4:30pm Agenda adjustment for Day 3 - what do you want to talk about tomorrow? Also, wrap-up.

Friday, April 13: Day Three Archivematica Camp

Time Room 1 TBA Room 2 TBA
9:00am - 9:30am How this day is going to unfold
9:30pm - 10:30pm Module 6: Stream 1 - AIPs for Archivists

Topics covered include how the AIP is structured, and a close look at the METS file

Module 6: Stream 2 - AIPs for developers/systems administrators

Topics covered include how the METS file is written from the database

10:30am-10:45am Coffee
10:45am-12:00pm 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. Informal and fun!

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:45pm Module 7: Implementation roundtable

Discussion of various ways Archivematica can be implemented with a checklist of what you need to actually run Archivematica. Campers are invited to share their particular Archivematica implementations, real or imagined. Questions and participation mandatory!

2:45pm - 3:15pm Coffee
3:15pm-4:00pm Module 8: Archivematica in the community

Topics covered include how the code is written, collaborative digital preservation, and a look at the Archivematica roadmap. Wrap-up and safe travels!

Note on agenda adjusting: based on camper interest, the schedule may be adjusted to accommodate topics of interest that will be covered during the concurrent sessions.

Social events

Wednesday, April 11th: Small group dinners

On the first day of camp, we've created a sign-up sheet to help campers find a group to dine with. There are a variety of restaurants on the list, from local pubs to Indonesian to traditional Dutch food. If you know Amsterdam well (or you're good with directions), consider being a group leader responsible for organizing a time and meeting place for your group.

Sign-up sheet: http://bit.ly/2F4FawK

Thursday, April 12th, 5pm-6pm: Reception at IISH

On the second night of camp, we're hosting a reception at IISH. Join us for drinks and appetizers!

Local Arrangements

The International Institute of Social History is located at Cruquiusweg 31 1019 AT Amsterdam


There are lots of places to stay in Amsterdam! More information can be found at Amsterdam Tourist Office. We have blocked rooms at the Lloyd Hotel at a rate of 140.00€. Rooms at this rate are available on a first come first served basis and must be booked before February 9th, 2018. Booking information will be included in your registration confirmation email.

Code of Conduct

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.


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