[Archivesspace_Users_Group] rapid data entry behaviors

Soprano, Maria (Mariella) mariella at caltech.edu
Fri Aug 1 14:52:22 EDT 2014

We, at Caltech Archives, would also like to be able to enter data in a spreadsheet-like screen and be able to edit the data in subsequent sessions, still in a spreadsheet.


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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Allyson Smally
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2014 10:56 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] rapid data entry behaviors

I agree that being able to see the spreadsheet-like screen for data that has already been entered would be amazing.

On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM, Callahan, Maureen <maureen.callahan at yale.edu<mailto:maureen.callahan at yale.edu>> wrote:
HI, all –

Me again. A source of absolute delight among our ASpace user training group was the Rapid Data Entry mode. They loved the spreadsheet-like view and functionalities.

However, we found that RDE was particularly prone to slow response to user inputs – users had trouble getting the system to respond to resizing column widths, saving rows, and using the tool that fills a column with a value or sequence. Like I mentioned in my previous email, any advice for improving performance would be welcome.

We also have a feature request – we agreed that it would be truly, truly rad if we could see the spreadsheet-like RDE screen for data that has already been entered. So often, a data clean-up task will call for changing a data element across sibling components – being able to see those components at the same time would be hugely helpful.

Thanks again, and have a great weekend, everyone.


Maureen Callahan
Archivist, Metadata Specialist
Manuscripts & Archives
Yale University Library
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