Arches Project Bulletin
News, Resources, Events and Community Highlights
Jersey Heritage uses Arches for its Historic Environment Record
Last month (May 2020), Jersey Heritage announced the launch of its first national Historic Environment Record using the Arches Platform.
“Jersey Heritage Trust have developed an essential tool for researching heritage in the Island and managing its future. It brings together a wealth of information about the Island’s historic environment for the first time. The comprehensive database is free to use and can be found at her.jerseyheritage.org. It includes everything from historic buildings, maps, landscapes, battlefield sites, local folklore, archaeological sites and finds. The HER provides a major research tool for members of the public, commercial operations and academics alike, allowing people to carry out searches in different ways.” (Description and image provided by Peter Chowne)
New Arches Version 5 Demo!
Following the release of Arches Version 5.0 in January, the Arches Project team has launched a new v5 demo site. By accessing and exploring the demo site, you can get a hands-on perspective of the Arches Platform. Additionally, by creating an account online, you can gain access to add and edit resources, and make changes to the vocabularies in the Reference Data Manager (RDM).
A v5 demo webinar (coming soon) will provide helpful guidance on fully exploring the functionality of the demo site, so you can test drive some of the new features in the latest release.
To find more information and to get started, visit the Arches Demo page.
Arches Community Survey – Thank You!
In late April, we received over 100 completed responses to the Arches Community Survey! We thank all who participated and truly value the feedback provided to us.
What’s next? Based on the survey responses, we are currently planning the following:
- Webinars to provide guidance on evaluating and implementing Arches (including the above mentioned Arches v5 demo webinar)
- Video tutorials providing tips on Arches installation
Stay tuned for more information, including webinar dates and access to new video tutorials.
Bid and Job Opportunities
Did you know there is an Arches-related bid and job opportunities page on our website? In addition to sharing opportunities we discover online, you are invited to submit RFP’s (Request for Proposals), RFQ’s (Request for Qualifications), job announcements, etc. Currently, the following Arches-related jobs are listed:
Database Technician in Endangered Archaeology
(University of Oxford/EAMENA Project)
Research Assistant/Associate in Endangered African Heritage
Open Access Databases (University of Cambridge)
IT Project Manager (J. Paul Getty Trust/Getty Digital)
Visit the Arches Bid and Job Opportunities page to access the job listings and for instructions to submit information.
Arches Developer Resources
Recently, we updated the Arches Developers page to provide improved access to important developer resources. Whether you are a seasoned developer or new to Arches, bookmark this page for quick reference.
For more information, visit the Arches Developers page.
Who is using Arches?
Arches has been implemented by organizations worldwide, and we are always enthusiastic to find out about new and upcoming implementations. If you would like your implementation listed on our website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a brief description, a screenshot and a link to your implementation if it has been made public.
Recent featured implementations include:
MALAKA.net Heritage Project
MALAKA.net is an information and management platform for the historical heritage of the municipality of Málaga, Spain. Created to inventory, locate and assist in its management, it also offers the possibility of showing citizens and researchers the architectural, landscape, archaeological, urban furniture and intangible heritage included in official lists and catalogues of protection. It was implemented as part of an agreement on research and technology transfer between the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the University of Málaga, the Institute UMA-UPC for Habitat-Tourism-Territory, and the Municipal Housing Institute of the Málaga City Council for the implementation of activities of protection, preservation and enhancement of Málaga’s heritage.
Description and Image provided by Carlos Jesús Rosa Jiménez
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