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Arches v2.0 Officially Released!

The Arches team is happy to announce version 2.0 of Arches. Several improvements have been made since releasing version 1.0 including: upgrading Arches to Django 1.6 updating the way Arches manages resource types, concepts, and authority documents aka “Package Management” simplifying and improving the installation instructions (available here) simplifying the database schema streamlining the install proce
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Arches Accepted into Google’s 2014 Summer of Code Program

Google has chosen Arches as one of the open-source projects in its 2014 Summer of Code  program!! This gives qualified students worldwide an opportunity to spend a summer writing code for Arches, all of which will be generously funded by Google. The results could yield some exciting and useful new features. The program offers students the unique possibility to gain concrete IT experience, and at the same time to be i
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Arches Version 1.0 Now Available

by Arches Team Arches Version 1.0 is here! The GCI/WMF team (David, Alison, Yiannis, and Annabel) is thrilled to release this latest version of Arches, with many thanks to the team at Farallon Geographics (Dennis, Alexei, Adam, Ryan, Cyrus, and Rob) for working with us right up to wire to make this exciting milestone happen. It’s been an interesting journey since January 2013 when we first introduced the Arches syste
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Team Member Introduction – Annabel Lee Enriquez

As a new(ish) member of the Arches team, I thought I should introduce myself to the Arches community. So, hello, I’m Annabel and I’ll be working on Arches as a Getty Conservation Institute graduate intern until next September. Like many of you, my experience with Arches began in January when the GCI and WMF announced the project; though even before that, I was very aware of the MEGA Jordan project due to my research
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A workshop to lead us into the homestretch

In June, the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund organized a two-and-a-half-day workshop about Arches, the last turning point ahead of the release of version 1.0 of Arches this September.
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Welcome to the new Arches community blog!

by Alison Dalgity, Getty Conservation Institute In an effort to share the buzz of activity that is surrounding Arches with those of you who are not directly engaged in the project, we have decided to start a group blog. The purpose, from our side, is to share our experiences, ideas, and what we are learning in the process of developing Arches, and we would like to hear from you! Yes, that’s right, you too can contrib
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Presentations on Arches from CAA 2013

In March, members of the Arches project team from the Getty Conservation Institute, World Monuments Fund, and Farallon Geographics traveled to Perth for the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) annual conference. We made two presentations on the Arches project, in sessions S15 (“Databases on cultural heritage and their geographic visualization”) and S33 (“Open source methods and practic
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Members of the Arches Project team talk with Directions Magazine

Last week, Directions Magazine, a leading source of information about geospatial technologies, interviewed two members of the Arches project team about Arches. Yiannis Avramides (World Monuments Fund) and Alison Dalgity (Getty Conservation Institute) spoke to Directions about the project and explained the need for a system like Arches as well as what makes Arches different from other options. Questions had to do with
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Arches at the 2013 CAA Conference

Members of the Arches team from the Getty Conservation Institute, World Monuments Fund, and Farallon Geographics, will be traveling to Australia in March for the 2013 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference. Two different papers on Arches will be presented, in sessions S15 (“Databases on cultural heritage and their geographic visualization”) and S33 (“Open sour
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