Getting to Know FRED: Introducing Workflows for Born-Digital Content

by Alice Prael and Amy Wickner, University of Maryland Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at the University of Maryland Libraries have accepted born-digital content from donors for the past ten years and these donations have grown exponentially over the last few years. Born-digital acquisitions will continue to grow as modern record-keeping moves to exclusively…

Using ArchivesSpace: Steps for creating a TARO-ready finding aid file using ArchivesSpace

by University of Texas at Austin Libraries Step by step workflow for creating TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online)-ready finding aid file using ArchivesSpace.   Available at this URL: https://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/taro/submitting-finding-aids-now/using-archivesspace/

OAC/Calisphere Contributor User Guide to ArchivesSpace

by California Digital Library   This user guide is intended for institutions that are utilizing ArchivesSpace, to create Resource and/or Digital Object records for contribution to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere websites.   Available at this URL:  https://www.cdlib.org/services/access_publishing/dsc/tools/docs/cdl_aspace_user_guide.pdf  

ArchivesSpace API

by the ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration project, Bentley Historical Library One of the most powerful tools that we’ve been making use of in our task to migrate our legacy EADs and accession records to ArchivesSpace is the ArchivesSpace API (Application Programming Interface), which allows users to interact with the ArchivesSpace backend to more efficiently and programmatically…

next_resource

ArchivesSpace plugin to determine the next collection number in a sequence This plugin takes as input a range of collections (selected from the drop-down list), pulls all of the Resource JSON objects from the database, isolates only those collections whose IDs begin with the range’s letter, and determines the next collection number up in the…

Automating ArchivesSpace exports, or Better Living Through APIs

In preparation for upcoming changes to the display of digital objects in DIMES, I’ve been pursuing some enhancements to data export from ArchivesSpace. This began with a plugin to improve METS exports, including embedded MODS records, but then grew into a more comprehensive project to automate the export of updated resource records, version that data,…

The Tao of the DAO: Embedding digital objects in finding aids

Blog post written by Noah Huffman, Duke University Libraries At Duke, we’ve been creating finding aids in EAD (Encoded Archival Description) since the late 1990s.  Prior to implementing ArchivesSpace (June 2015) and its predecessor Archivists Toolkit (2012), we created EAD through some combination of an XML editor (NoteTab, Oxygen), Excel spreadsheets, custom scripts, templates, and…