[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace migration resources available

Brad Westbrook brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org
Mon Nov 11 09:09:41 EST 2013

Dear ArchivesSpace member representatives and users,

ArchivesSpace is happy to report most of the resources necessary for migrating data from either an Archivists' Toolkit or Archon database to an ArchivesSpace database are now available at https://docs.archivesspace.org/tools/index.html. You will need your ArchivesSpace member credentials to access these resources.

The resources for migrating data from Archivists' Toolkit and Archon include 1) the migration script plugins, 2) migration guidelines, and 3) and source-to-target mappings.

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The script for migrating Archon data to ArchivesSpace will be provided in the near future, as its development has not yet been completed.  The migration guidelines for Archivists' Toolkit and Archon explain how to prepare for migration, to use the migration scripts, and to assess the success of the migration.  The source-to-target mappings indicate how data is migrated from fields in Archivists' Toolkit or Archon to ArchivesSpace.

While the migration guidelines and maps are available to all ArchivesSpace members at this time, the migration scripts are being released in stages to different segments of the ArchivesSpace community.  Charter members will have exclusive access to the migration scripts for the first ninety days after their release.  Charter and general members will have access to the migration scripts for a second ninety day period, from days 91-180 after their release.  After 180 days, the migration resources will be made available to all users of ArchivesSpace, members and non-members.

In addition to the migration resources, ArchivesSpace will have a migration specialist on its team until October 2014.  As requested, The migration specialist will assist member institutions to migrate data from Archivists' Toolkit or Archon to ArchivesSpace.  Initially, as with the migration scripts, the migration specialist will be available only assist charter members for the first ninety days after the release of the migration resources.  The migration specialist will be available to assist general members as general members are permitted access to the migration scripts.  Even though all migration resources will eventually be made available to the general public, the migration specialist will only provide migration support to ArchivesSpace members.

Brad W.

Bradley D. Westbrook
Program Manager
brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org<mailto:brad at archivesspace.org>
800.999.8558 x2910
bradley_d_westbrook (Skype)
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