Out With the Old, in With the … ArchivesSpace
What do you do when your cataloging infrastructure is outdated, unusable by your patrons, and creating excess work for your staff? Get new infrastructure! At Special Collections and Archives in the Reed College Library, we are in the process of implementing ArchivesSpace, a collection management tool for archives. As we go, we are professionalizing our description practices, preparing to contribute to regional aggregations (Archives West), and, most importantly, increasing access to our collections. The software is also easier to use and reduces the time we spend doing research for our patrons.