Arches Events

The following is a listing of workshops, conference sessions, and other public events that feature information about the Arches platform. Events that are presented by the Arches team are denoted with an asterisk (*). If you would like to add an event to the list, please let us know via email (contact@archesproject.org) or via our Discussion Forum.

*March 13, 2017 - CAA 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Workshop)

WORKSHOP: How to Unlock the Potential of Heritage Data with Arches Version 4

This workshop will provide an overview of Version 4 of the Arches heritage inventory and management platform, including the new Version 4 features with a focus on customizing the software to meet your organization’s or project’s needs for cultural heritage data management.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including international data standards, graphs, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services
  • System design and capabilities, including system architecture, creating and managing data, searching and reporting functionality, and geospatial layers
  • Arches deployment, including the new installation wizard and customization of the platform through the new application configuration manager, the new user-profile and permissions manager, and the new integrated graph manager
  • Features coming soon, including the new mobile data collection app for smartphone and tablet field data collection with or without network connectivity, and data contributions including crowdsourcing with the new data-collection project manager tool
  • The Arches community, including how to participate
  • How Arches is being implemented by a range of organizations and projects, including for archaeological applications.
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Arches is an innovative open source software system that incorporates international standards and is built to inventory and help manage all types of immovable cultural heritage. It brings together a growing worldwide community of heritage professionals and IT specialists. Arches is freely available to download, customize, and independently implement. For more information about Arches, visit: www.archesproject.org

Monday, March 13, 2017, 11am – 4pm (lunch provided) 
45th Computer Applications and Quantitive Methods in Archaeology (CAA) International Conference
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA, USA

Registration for the workshop and conference is coming soon. For more information on the conference, visit http://caaconference.org/.

*March 29 & 30, 2017, Arches 2-Day Workshop, Liverpool, UK (Workshop)

UPDATE (January 25, 2017):
Thank you for your interest in Arches.
We have had an overwhelming response, and have exceeded the capacity of the venue.
The workshop is now FULL!
However, in the event that we are able to accommodate more attendees or if you would like to be updated about future events, please send an email outlining your interests to contact@archesproject.org.

Workshop: Arches 2-Day Workshop in Liverpool

  For PDF version, click here.

Liverpool, UK, March 29 & 30, 2017 

Liverpool John Moores University

Introduction to Arches v4 and the new Arches Designer

Attend for one day or two

Day One (Wednesday, March 29):

What is Arches?
Topics to be covered will include:

  • An overview of Arches, including creation/management of data, search and reporting functionality, and geospatial layers
  • Controlled vocabularies; manage satellite/aerial imagery; import and export capabilities
  • Plans for a mobile data collection app and crowdsourcing tools
  • Customizations for the UK: compliance with MIDAS Heritage; a consultations module; and UK heritage vocabularies
  • How Greater London and Lincoln HERs are preparing for deployments of Arches, including costs and support options
  • Considerations for an Arches implementation
  • Other international implementations; the Arches community and how to participate
Day Two (Thursday, March 30):

Installation and Configuration of Arches (No software coding experience necessary using the new Arches Designer.)
Topics to be covered will include:

  • Arches download and installation
  • Hands-on comprehensive configuration of Arches
  • Arches database: graph/data structure (Arches Designer); thesauri management (Reference Data Manager [RDM])
  • Permissions/user-profile management, base maps and GIS overlays

When? Wednesday, March 29, 2017 and/or Thursday, March 30, 2017, both beginning at 10:30 (coffee/registration at 10:00); ending at 16:30.
Where? Liverpool Johns Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
Cost? The workshop is free.
What’s included? Workshop with coffee and tea breaks; lunch; and an Arches community reception/dinner on March 29. A limited number of nearby hotel rooms are being held at a special rate on a first-come-first-served basis and must be booked early to get the special rate; prices range from £50 to £90 per night. (A list will be sent with confirmation.)
Skills required? For Day One, no prior knowledge of Arches; for Day Two, a general understanding of Arches (e.g., attendance on Day One) and intermediate computer skills, but no software coding experience for configuration sessions is necessary.
Who should attend? Heritage professionals in government, NGOs, or private business; academics interested in heritage research and teaching; IT professionals interested in supporting implementations of Arches.

A note for software developers:
If you are interested in the backend technical details of Arches, please submit the registration form to let us know your interests. Depending on the amount and types of interest received, we may be able to offer some developer-focused technical sessions.

Space is limited.
Preference will be given to those interested in deploying Arches for use in the cultural heritage sector.
Space limitations may prevent us from accommodating large groups from the same organization.

Arches™ is a modern open-source software platform that is purpose-built for the cultural heritage field and freely available for organizations to independently install to manage their inventories of cultural heritage places. For more information on Arches, please see: archesproject.org

The workshop is generously hosted by Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool,
and sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.

  

*August 27, 2017 - CIPA 2017, Ottawa, Canada (Workshop)

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Workshop: ARCHES HERITAGE INVENTORY AND MANAGEMENT PLATFORM (VERSION 4.0)

This workshop will provide an overview of Version 4.0 of the Arches heritage inventory and management platform, including the new Version 4 features with a focus on customizing the software to meet your organization’s or project’s needs.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including international data standards, graphs, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services
  • System design and capabilities, including system architecture, creating and managing data, searching and reporting functionality, and geospatial layers
  • Arches deployment, including the new installation wizard, the new application configuration manager, the new user-profile and permissions manager, and customization of the platform through the new integrated graph manager
  • Features coming soon, including the new mobile data collection app for smartphone and tablet field data collection with or without network connectivity, and data contributions including crowdsourcing with the new data-collection project manager tool
  • The Arches community, including how to participate
  • How Arches is being implemented by a range of heritage organizations and projects.

Presented by David Myers and Annabel Lee Enriquez (Getty Conservation Institute), Dennis Wuthrich (Farallon Geographics), and Adam Cox (Legion GIS)

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10am – 4pm (lunch provided) 
26th International CIPA Symposium, Ottawa: Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation
Ottawa, Canada

To register for the workshop, please fill out the Arches CIPA Workshop Registration Form. Workshop attendees must also register for the CIPA Symposium at http://cipaottawa.org/registration. For more information on the symposium, visit http://cipaottawa.org/.

For past Arches-related events, please visit the Arches Events Archive page.