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Yale Archival Management Systems Committee: Committee Documentation

YAMS Committee Charge

The Yale Archival Management Systems Committee (YAMS) is charged by the Special Collection Steering Committee with overseeing implementation, operation, system maintenance, and development of enterprise systems used by Yale University Library (YUL) special collection units for archival resource description, discovery, accessioning, collection control, and the description of people, families and corporate bodies. The Committee coordinates all matters pertaining to the development and maintenance of policies and best practices related to the use of these systems.


YAMS is committed to sharing resources and information with the professional archives community - including developed software, scripts, processes, and systems expertise - and strives for a practice of openness and collaboration with internal and external colleagues.


The current system of record for archival accessions and materials described in finding aids in YUL special collection units is ArchivesSpace.


To read the complete YAMS charge and membership click here.