[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Describing Born-Digital Materials in ArchivesSpace

Hagenmaier, Wendy wendy.hagenmaier at library.gatech.edu
Wed Jul 30 11:25:24 EDT 2014

Georgia Tech is also exploring this, and I'd love to join a discussion at SAA or off-list. 


Wendy Hagenmaier 
Digital Collections Archivist 
Archives & Records Management 
Georgia Institute of Technology Library 
wendy.hagenmaier at library.gatech.edu 

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From: "Matthew Farrell" <matthew.j.farrell at duke.edu> 
To: "Archivesspace Users Group" <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:33:00 AM 
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Describing Born-Digital Materials in ArchivesSpace 

Hi Kari & Kate - 

We are likewise planning to use Aspace to manage metadata for our born-digital and hybrid collections, and are also interested in discussing approaches to describing these objects resource and digital object records 

I echo Kari's question about SAA, but failing that, am interested in an off-list discussion. 


Matthew Farrell 
Digital Records Archivist 
Duke University Archives 
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library 
matthew.j.farrell at duke.edu 

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Kari R Smith <smithkr at MIT.EDU> 
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:16 AM 
To: ktasker at library.berkeley.edu; Archivesspace Users Group 
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Describing Born-Digital Materials in ArchivesSpace 

Hi Kate, 
At MIT Institute Archives, we are looking into how we will use ArchivesSpace to for accessioning and describing our digital collections, especially as they are part of hybrid physical and digital collections. I’d be happy to talk with you about what we’ve learned so far and what our plans are to build our capacity as that of the tool grows. We’ll be interested in what you are learning about using Events for tracking processing activities and how that might jive or not with external metadata of the same type that might be generated by other processing tools. 

Will you be at SAA? If so, maybe we can begin a conversation there? Contact me off-line if you’d like to discuss this further. 


Kari R. Smith, Digital Archivist 
MIT Libraries, Institute Archives and Special Collections 
617-258-5568 | smithkr (at) mit.edu 

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Kate Tasker 
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:15 PM 
To: ArchivesSpace Users Group 
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Describing Born-Digital Materials in ArchivesSpace 

Hello, ASpace Implementers! 

We are excited to start accessioning and describing our born-digital collections in ArchivesSpace, and expect that some of you have also started or are contemplating this process. We're eager to develop our guidelines and workflows to reflect and contribute to emerging community practices, and to have a conversation around this work. 

If your institution is using ASpace to manage born-digital materials, would you be willing to discuss some of your experiences and procedures, either on- or off-list? 

In particular, we are looking at strategies for using Resource Records to describe mixed analog/digital collections and to manage multiple types of digital records within one collection (email, website, images, text files, etc.). We're also exploring how we can use Events to track disk imaging, migrations, fixity checks, and other digital preservation actions. 

Any thoughts, suggestions, recommended resources, or examples would be welcomed. 

Many thanks, 


Kate Tasker 
Digital Archivist 
The Bancroft Library 
University of California 
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 
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