Announcing Texas Archivematica Users Group

The Texas Digital Library is pleased to sponsor the formation of a Texas Archivematica Users Group for those institutions exploring or actively using Archivematica, an open source suite of tools for processing digital objects for long-term preservation.

Drew Krewer, Digitization Services Coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries, is spearheading the formation of the group. Read on for more information about the group and how to join.

Background and Purpose

The idea for a Texas Archivematica Users Group emerged from an Archivematica Birds of a Feather session at the 2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries hosted by Sara Allain of Artefactual Systems, Inc. and Drew Krewer of the University of Houston. Currently, a significant number of institutions are exploring or using Archivematica within Texas, and the discussion at TCDL 2016 resulted in a consensus that a users group would be a beneficial way to share experiences, workflows, use cases, and more — both online and in person.

The Texas Archivematica Users Group, which is in its initial stages of formation, now has a dedicated online discussion list for communication and planning, and sees the UK Archivematica Users Group as a strong model for organizing Texas Archivematica users.

Who Should Join

  • The group is open to individuals and organizations in Texas who are actively using, exploring, or testing Archivematica. (Membership in the Texas Digital Library is not required to join.)
  • It is also open to those within other user communities that are interested in furthering or promoting the work of the Texas Archivematica Users Group.
  • The group welcomes members from a variety of backgrounds and job roles — librarians, archivists, IT staff, etc.

How to Join

Please contact Drew Krewer (, Digitization Services Coordinator, University of Houston Libraries, to be added to the Google Group. By requesting to join the group, you are ensuring that you meet the basic requirements of membership listed above.

About the Texas Digital Library

The Texas Digital Library is a consortium of Texas higher education institutions that builds capacity for preserving, managing, and providing access to unique digital collections of enduring value. Our empowering technology infrastructure, services, and community programs:

  • Support research, teaching, and digital curation efforts at our member institutions
  • Facilitate collaboration amongst our community and with external partners
  • Connect local work to a global ecosystem of digital library efforts
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