[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Object CSV Import Questions

Hagenmaier, Wendy wendy.hagenmaier at library.gatech.edu
Thu Jul 24 12:45:42 EDT 2014

I noticed a few questions about digital object metadata and repository metadata workflows on the list today and wanted to follow up about my questions from last week. I'm particularly eager to hear about the import template (question #1 below) because the ability to handle (import and export) metadata for digital items in aggregate and move that metadata between systems will be crucial for our workflow going forward. Is there another updated CSV template I should be using? Or should I not be considering CSV import as an efficient way to feed digital object metadata into ArchivesSpace and instead focus on other methods? 

Thanks so much for your help. 

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From: "Wendy Hagenmaier" <wendy.hagenmaier at library.gatech.edu> 
To: "archivesspace users group" <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org> 
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:38:11 PM 
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Object CSV Import Questions 


I'm trying to test the Digital Object CSV import on v1.0.9 and have a few questions: 

1) I could very well be missing something obvious, but it seems like the DigitalObject-CSV-mapping-2013-02-26.xlsx and ArchivesSpaceDigitalObjectTemplate.xlsx (sourced from http://www.archivesspace.org/importexport) do not contain all of the metadata fields represented in the Admin UI for creating a digital object or component. For example, the fields in the header rows of the mapping and template CSVs don't seem to include File Versions info (including File URI), Notes, or Rights Statements. Does that mean you can't bulk import File Versions, Notes, and Rights Statements info via CSV or does that mean that the template/mapping is out of date with the current ASpace Digital Object record model? Is there an updated template/mapping I'm missing? This is the most recent PivotalTracker story I could find: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/s/projects/386247/stories/45367639 And https://github.com/archivesspace/archivesspace/wiki still links to the Import/Export Mappings I found here: http://www.archivesspace.org/importexport. 

2) Within the Admin UI view of a digital object component record (either imported via CSV or created via the Admin UI), under "Basic Information," there's a funky field displaying the following: "translation missing: False en.digital_object_component.has_unpublished_ancestor" Perhaps this has been noted elsewhere, but I couldn't find anything in a search of listserv emails and PivotalTracker. 

Thanks so much for any insight about these questions! 


Wendy Hagenmaier 
Digital Collections Archivist 
Archives & Records Management 
Georgia Institute of Technology Library 
Atlanta, GA 30332-0900 
wendy.hagenmaier at library.gatech.edu 
(404) 894-4579 

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