[Archivesspace_tac] Webinar Announcement: Batch editing barcodes through the ArchivesSpace API

Jessica Crouch Jessica.Crouch at lyrasis.org
Wed Oct 2 08:51:38 EDT 2019


Webinar Announcement: Batch editing barcodes through the ArchivesSpace API

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – noon PT)
Where:
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No registration required. The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date on the ArchivesSpace YouTube channel.<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxR6D-UlSx6N6UWTeqHTjzA>
Webinar Description:
Vakil Smallen, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Archivist at George Washington University, will walk through the steps of a workflow developed at GWU for batch editing barcodes in ArchivesSpace through the API. As a person with a limited technical background, Vakil will discuss how he found a solution to a common problem using tools previously unknown to him. He’ll offer ideas for others to get confidence and learn more when wading into similarly unfamiliar waters.

Webinar Resources:
Vakil originally highlighted this workflow in a blog post for the Research Libraries Section of SAA. <https://www2.archivists.org/groups/research-libraries-section/step-by-step-instructions-for-batch-editing-barcodes-in-archivessp>  There he includes all programs and resources he used in this process.

Vakil will be using Python 3.7 in Jupyter Notebook as available in the Anaconda suite<ttps://www.anaconda.com/distribution/> and OpenRefine<http://openrefine.org/> in this demonstration.

The Python scripts used in this webinar are posted to GitHub and available here:

https://github.com/gwu-libraries/aspace-scripts/blob/master/jupyter_notebooks/nea_barcodes/Get_Top_Containers%20from%20One%20Collection-Anonymized.ipynb

https://github.com/gwu-libraries/aspace-scripts/blob/master/jupyter_notebooks/nea_barcodes/Merge%20Two%20CSV%20files%20with%20a%20common%20data%20point%20for%20Github.ipynb

https://github.com/gwu-libraries/aspace-scripts/blob/master/jupyter_notebooks/nea_barcodes/Post%20Barcodes%20Base%20Script.ipynb

Presenter:
 Vakil Smallen is the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Archivist at George Washington University, a position he has held since April 2019. Before that, he was the National Education Association Project Archivist at George Washington University for 8 years. He received his MLS from the University of Maryland. Vakil's undergraduate degree was in English Literature and Language.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in seeing a demonstration of a process for batch editing barcodes through the API.  This webinar may be particularly useful for archivists who do not have a deep technical background and are looking for a simple workflow for making batch edits.


Questions?
Please contact Jessica at jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org<mailto:jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org>


Jessica Dowd Crouch
Community Engagement Coordinator for ArchivesSpace
jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org<mailto:jessica.crouch at lyrasis.org>
Skype: jdowdcrouch

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