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Announcing the first Archivematica Con! Archivematica Con hopes to create a broad forum for active Archivematica users across the user community continuum. The multiday meeting will offer a variety of sessions and networking opportunities for beginners as well as well-versed practitioners from libraries and archives to museums.

Dates and Location

Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18, 11:30am-3:00pm EST.

Sessions will be held virtually.


Register through Eventbrite

Registration fee is $10. Please contact the program committee at if you are unable to afford the registration fee.

Note that there will be a virtual Bootcamp on Tuesday, November 16 that can be registered for through the above link as well.


Please note that all times are EST.

Tuesday, November 16: Archivematica Bootcamp

Archivematica Con will be preceded by an Archivematica Bootcamp, which can be registered for together or separately.

This day is for the new Archivematica user or the Archivematica-curious, or a refresher for those who have not used Archivematica much, or in a while. It will cover basics of digital preservation, the OAIS Reference Model, the role of open source tools in digital preservation, and introduce Archivematica and a standard manual workflow, including basic processing configurations for different types of digital content.

Archivematica Con

Wednesday, November 17: Day One

Day 1 will run from 11:30am to 3:00pm EST.

Time Session
11:30-1:00 Putting Archivematica on the Map, Sarah Romkey, Artefactual Systems


1:00-1:30 Break
1:30-3:00 Implementation (Museums)
  • An Integrated Approach: Piloting a Comprehensive Digital Preservation Workflow at the Whitney Museum, David Neary and Savannah Campbell, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Preserving The Frick Collection's Photoarchive, Dean Smith, The Frick Collection
  • Digital Art Storage and Archivematica Implementation at MoMA, Amy Brost, MoMA

Thursday, November 18: Day Two

Day 2 will run from 11:30am to 3:30pm EST.

Time Session
11:30-1:00 Implementation (General)
  • Re-Appraising the Appraisal Tab, Max Eckard, University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
  • Implementing Archivematica at the Bodleian, Sebastian Lange and Matthew Neely, Bodleian Libraries
  • From Pilot to Production: Artefactual's Assessment Package as a Stepping Stone to Full Implementation at the University of Arkansas, Katrina Windon and Amy Allen, University of Arkansas Special Collections
1:00-1:30 Break
1:30-3:00 Using the Archivematica API: An Introduction (Workshop), Bonnie Gordon, Rockefeller Archive Center

+ Breakout Discussions

Program Committee

Email the entire program committee at This is a community-driven event, so please reach out to the program committee with any questions or ideas.

  • Amy Brost, Assistant Media Conservator, MoMA;
  • Joe Carrano, Digital Archivist, MIT;
  • Bonnie Gordon, Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center;
  • Stephen Klein, Digital Services Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center;

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 counselor at an Archivematica Camp (please see counselors, 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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