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HistoricPlacesLA.org, powered by Arches v3.0, launches in Los Angeles

The largest implementation to date of the Arches open source platform, HistoricPlacesLA.org, the Los Angeles Historic Resource Inventory, was launched on February 24, 2015, at Los Angeles City Hall, marking an important milestone for the Arches project. It offers a preview of the powerful search capabilities that will be available in Arches v3.0, as well as cool features such as related resource graphs that allow use
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Arches In Progress: Shapefile Upload

Currently, the Arches project team is concentrating on finalization of v3.0 (see Roadmap). In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the documentation for the new shapefile upload functionality. It’s written by Cyrus Hiatt, one of our team members at Farallon Geographics, and outlines how incredibly easy the process will be! Uploading shapefiles into the Arches Version 3.0, Heritage Inventory Package (HIP) applic
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Arches v3.0 WILL BE AWESOME!

Please excuse our bloglessness! Many good intentions and some wonderful ideas, but short on ink to paper (or pixels to screen). Truth be told, we’ve been busy working on v3.0 and it is so much more than a mere update. Now that we are getting ready for the first testing cycle of the new and improved Arches (v3.0), it’s important to let everyone know how very fired up we all are about the new version and what you can l
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TIME CHANGE: Arches Information Session at EuroMed 2014 on November 6th

The time for the Arches information session during the International Conference on Cultural Heritage, EuroMed 2014 in Cyprus has changed from Thursday, November 6th, 14:30-17:00 to Thursday, November 6th, 16:00 to 18:30.  As a reminder, the information session will be about Arches version 3.0, the open source, web-based heritage inventory and management system developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and World M
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SAVE THE DATE: Arches Information Session at EuroMed 2014, Cyprus, on November 6th

The Arches Project team would like to invite you to attend an information session on the Arches heritage inventory and management system during the International Conference on Cultural Heritage, EuroMed 2014 (November 3-8, 2014, Amathus Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus). The session will take place on Thursday, November 6th from 16:00 to 18:30. (Updated time) We welcome conference participants who would like to learn ab
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SAVE THE DATE: Arches Information Session at 2014 ICOMOS GA, Florence, November 9th

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 w
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Arches Community Workshop v2.0, June 30 – July 3, 2014

We have just confirmed this year’s Arches community workshop, and encourage members of the Arches community to apply to participate. This will be the third Arches workshop since the release of version 1.0. It will take place over 2.5 days. Members of the Farallon development team will be present to provide technical assistance and lead in-depth discussions on the following topics: Installing the Arches Server a
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Google Summer of Code Students for Arches Announced

Congratulations to Palash Oswal and Tharindu Rusira! Both students were accepted by the Google Summer of Code 2014 based on their respective project proposals to contribute code to Arches. As a reminder, the Google Summer of Code (GSOC) program gives students the chance to work on an open source coding project for selected mentoring organizations. This year, the program, with input from the mentoring organizations, c
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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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