[Archivesspace_Users_Group] EAD export issues

Nathan Stevens ns96 at nyu.edu
Fri Jun 27 10:43:38 EDT 2014

>From reviewing this message, am I correct to assume you are seeing these
relator issues running the AT migration plugin, and not when you try
importing an EAD?

If you are seeing these errors running the migration plugin can you provide
an AT database dump (you can upload it to Dropbox) so we can replicate on
our end.


On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Adrienne Pruitt <adrienne.pruitt at bc.edu>

> 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
> think.)
> 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,
> Adrienne
> 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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Nathan Stevens
Digital Library Technology Services
New York University

ns96 at nyu.edu
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