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== Camp Counsellors ==
== Camp Counsellors ==
* '''Richard Dancy, Archivist, Simon Fraser University'''. Richard has been with the SFU Archives since 1998. He is currently Project Lead for the Archives' three-year pilot project to develop a repository for born-digital and digitized archival records and implement a long-term digital preservation strategy. In addition, Richard provides reference services to the Archives’ clientele, designs and maintains the department's in-house databases, and develops information management policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
From the community:
* '''Sara Allain, Systems Archivist, Artefactual'''. Sara provides requirements analysis, user documentation, QA testing and community support for the Archivematica project. She also works as a project manager for a variety of Archivematica projects, helping to ensure that software development and maintenance projects meet their objectives and milestones. Prior to joining the Artefactual team, Sara was formerly a Communications Librarian at Ryerson University Library and Archives, and before that was a Special Collections Librarian in the Digital Scholarship Unit at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
* '''Jesús Garcia Crespo, Systems Architect, Artefactual'''. Jesús has worked as senior developer on both the Archivematica and AtoM projects. He currently leads the architectural design of Archivematica, ensuring that it continues to improve and scale up to the meet the needs of large organizations with diverse digital holdings. He spends countless hours coding and performing code reviews, planning and managing releases, analyzing new requirements and mentoring other Artefactual developers. He also has a talent for deployment, dev ops, technical training and pretty much anything related to software development and technical services.
* Richard Dancy, Archivist, Simon Fraser University Archives & Records Management
* '''Kelly Stewart,  Director of Archival & Digital Preservation Services, Artefactual'''. Kelly has many years experience as a consultant and educator in archives and records management, specializing in policy work, business process analysis, facilitation and teaching.  From 2007 to 2015 she was the Archives Advisor for the Archives Association of British Columbia, an early adopter of AtoM. She also worked on implementing Archivematica at Simon Fraser University Archives from 2014 to 2016. Currently, Kelly is responsible for ensuring that Artefactual meets the needs of clients using Archivematica and AtoM for digital preservation, archival description and online access.
* '''Justin Simpson, Managing Director, Artefactual'''. Justin was Director of Archivematica Technical Services from 2013 to January 2019. During that time he was responsible for analyzing, designing and developing the Archivematica system architecture in close collaboration with Artefactual’s developers and systems analysts. Prior to coming to Artefactual, he had 12 years of programming and database administration experience, including directing the daily operations of large data-intensive, multi-tiered web applications. Nowadays, Justin is Artefactual's Managing Director, responsible for directing Artefactual’s business operations and strategy, keeping the company on a secure financial footing while ensuring that it remains true to its mission and open-source values.
From Artefactual Systems:
* Sara Allain, Systems Archivist
* Jesús Garcia Crespo, Systems Architect
* Kelly Stewart,  Director of Archival & Digital Preservation Services
* Justin Simpson, Managing Director
Local support:
* Eirian Vining and Mimi Lam, UBC Library
== Schedule ==
== Schedule ==

Revision as of 14:02, 14 May 2019

We're thrilled to be hosting Archivematica Camp at the home of the project - Vancouver, British Columbia - in June 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 University of British Columbia for sponsoring this camp!


Dates and Location

June 24-26, 2019 - University of British Columbia Library.

Sessions will be held in the Dodson and Lillooet rooms at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre located on UBC's main campus.

The land on which we will gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People.


Click on the image for a full-sized map.


Register now!

Early bird: $350 CAD, available until April 19th

Full price: $400 CAD, available until June 14th (or until we sell out)

Full registration gets you three full days of training, discussion, and deep dive sessions into related topics like METS visualization and preservation planning, taught by experienced Archivematica users and developers! Full registration also includes lunch and coffee breaks for all three days as well as finger food at the group social event on Tuesday night.

Know before you go

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 find it helpful to read up on digital preservation fundamentals before Day 1. We recommend Ashley Blewer's digital preservation and OAIS slidedecks as good starting points to learn about digital preservation and the OAIS reference model, on which Archivematica is based. If you want to dive deeper, there are a lot of OAIS and digital preservation primers out there! A basic grounding in the fundamentals should be enough to get you started.

Bring a laptop

We have hands-on sessions planned and Archivematica pipelines ready for learning, so please bring a laptop! You may want to set up your own pipeline using vagrant and VirtualBox - this isn't required, but if you're keen then go for it. You'll find instructions to do that here (please do this before you arrive at camp!).


Coffee and tea breaks will be catered and boxed lunches will be provided on all three days. There are plenty of places to find food and drink on the UBC campus as well.

Code of conduct

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 Vancouver is governed by a Code of Conduct, which you can read at the bottom of this page.

Questions or concerns?

Please email us at with "Archivematica Camp Vancouver" in the subject line and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Camp Counsellors

From the community:

  • Richard Dancy, Archivist, Simon Fraser University Archives & Records Management

From Artefactual Systems:

  • Sara Allain, Systems Archivist
  • Jesús Garcia Crespo, Systems Architect
  • Kelly Stewart, Director of Archival & Digital Preservation Services
  • Justin Simpson, Managing Director

Local support:

  • Eirian Vining and Mimi Lam, UBC Library


To be announced. For an idea of what the schedule will look like, check out past Camps.

Social events

Tuesday, June 25: Group social

Folks meet at Koerner's Pub from 6pm. The address is: 6371 Crescent Rd. West Mall UBC.

Everyone is invited. We can't wait to see you all there!


We have reserved a block of rooms at UBC for a rate of $145/night. Rooms at this rate are available on a first come, first served basis and must be booked online by Sunday, June 3, 2019. To make reservations on the room block, head to Stay at UBC and use the code V190624.

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.


This document is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA.

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