[Archivesspace_Users_Group] EAD export issues

Adrienne Pruitt adrienne.pruitt at bc.edu
Thu Jun 26 10:39:21 EDT 2014

Hi, Chris,

Thanks for the suggestion. Regarding the accession/relator failure, the
issue isn't that we've customized the relator types, because we haven't.
(We've actually figured out how to to deal with our customization issues, I

The incoming record doesn't have a value that needs to be added to the
list. The error only occurs when one of the linked subjects has a relator
type, and the rest of the linked subjects don't. It's a weird one!

Thanks for your help,

On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 6:10 AM, Chris Fitzpatrick <
Chris.Fitzpatrick at lyrasis.org> wrote:

>  Hi Adrienne,
>  Heh, well I actually like to hear about some of the problems, since it's
> good to hear how people are using / modifying AS, including how they
> dealing with migrating from AT. I might not have the answers, but I'll do
> my best...
>  Ok, so..so, it sounds like for these linked subjects these are pointing
> to agents, correct? So, AS is trying to create a new agent, but the relator
> value hasn't been added. Can you try adding the "other_unmapped" value
> to the "linked_agent_archival_record_relators" value list in the System >
> Manage Controlled Value Lists menu, then try the import? You might have to
> add your custom values to this list in order for the @relator values to be
> accepted....
>  b, chris.
>   Chris Fitzpatrick | Developer, ArchivesSpace
> Skype: chrisfitzpat  | Phone: 918.236.6048
> http://archivesspace.org/
>    ------------------------------
> *From:* Adrienne Pruitt <adrienne.pruitt at bc.edu>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:10 PM
> *To:* Chris Fitzpatrick
> *Cc:* Archivesspace_Users_Group at lyralists.lyrasis.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] EAD export issues
>   Hi, Chris,
>  The EAD export issues we're having that aren't listed in PT already are
> due to our own customization of AT (adding oclc_naf as a source type for
> names, for example, or adding record group as a source type for subject
> terms), so I figure they aren't really your problem. :) I've tried to only
> report issues that I think affect everyone.
>  We are seeing a weird bug that's causing imports to fail, though. If one
> linked subject in an accession record has a subject role, but the remainder
> of the linked subjects don't, the import fails and we get this error:
> AT Identifier:Accession->MS.2001.009
> Status code: 400
> Status text: Bad Request
> {"error":{"linked_agents/1/relator":["Invalid value 'other_unmapped'....
> It affects a large percentage of our accessions, due to some legacy
> cataloging practices where a "publisher" was a identified for printed
> items. If you have multiple linked subjects with assigned roles, the error
> doesn't occur.
>  Thanks,
> Adrienne
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Chris Fitzpatrick <
> Chris.Fitzpatrick at lyrasis.org> wrote:
>>  Hi Adienne,
>>  We've been working quite a bit on EAD export, as you've probably seen
>> in PT.
>> What are the issues you are having that are not in the issue tracker?
>>  best, chris.
>>   Chris Fitzpatrick | Developer, ArchivesSpace
>> Skype: chrisfitzpat  | Phone: 918.236.6048
>> http://archivesspace.org/
>>    ------------------------------
>> *From:* archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <
>> archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of
>> Adrienne Pruitt <adrienne.pruitt at bc.edu>
>> *Sent:* Monday, June 23, 2014 9:49 PM
>> *To:* Archivesspace_Users_Group at lyralists.lyrasis.org
>> *Subject:* [Archivesspace_Users_Group] EAD export issues
>>    Hello, all,
>>  There are a number of issues with exporting valid EAD from
>> ArchivesSpace, some of them listed on PivotalTracker, and I'm wondering if
>> there's a timeline for addressing them. We'll be exporting EAD to create
>> PDFs, and we also use exported EAD as part of our workflow for the batch
>> generation of archival objects. While we could, theoretically, clean up the
>> exports with a stylesheet or scripting, it would be preferable if this
>> worked out of the box. Is there a schedule for this? We had been hoping to
>> go live in the fall. . .
>>  Thanks very much,
>>  --
>> Adrienne Pruitt
>> Processing Archivist
>> John J. Burns Library, Boston College
>> 617-552-0417
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