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ArchivesSpace PUI Overview and Implementation Strategies

Mark Custer (Yale University) and Susan Pyzynski (Harvard University) were deeply entrenched in the public interface as they led the community effort of the ArchivesSpace Public User Interface Enhancement Working Group to shape this essential access point for archival collections. Now they have moved onto their next great challenge — implementing the PUI at their own institutions. Mark and Susan each share the strategies they have created to roll out the new PUI. Both institutions aim to be using the new PUI by early next year. Grand Valley State University has been using the ArchivesSpace PUI since 2014 and have already rolled out the new public interface. Annie Benefiel and Leigh Rupinski share valuable insight on how the PUI has affected their day-to-day responsibilities of providing access to finding aids, as well as public reception and adapting their instruction for students and researchers.