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…

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…