We would like to invite you to attend an information session during the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (November 9-14, 2014) about the Arches heritage inventory and management system, including the new functionality that will be available in version 3.0. The information session is organized under the auspices of CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation. It will take place at the Auditorium al Duomo, in the historic center of Florence, Italy, during 2:30-5:00 pm on Sunday November 9, 2014.

We welcome all participants who would like to learn about the Arches system and recent project developments. The information session is expected to cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including international data standards, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external services
  • How to use Arches, including creating and managing data, using the layer library, searching, reporting functionality, and an overview of system administration
  • Suggestions for evaluating Arches for potential use by your organization
  • Deployment scenarios, including possible uses and an overview of what may be involved in installing and configuring the system, data import and export, and potential customization


The session will also provide information on the status of development and upcoming releases of the software. Members of the Arches Project team will be available to answer questions during and after the information session.

To reserve your space, please sign up at https://www.archesproject.org/icomos-2014. There is no fee to attend this information session, although participants must be registered for the ICOMOS General Assembly. Registration information about the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium is available at: http://florence2014.icomos.org/en/registrations.