[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Finding aid date

Custer, Mark mark.custer at yale.edu
Mon Oct 20 09:01:25 EDT 2014

I reported this issue earlier in the year. Here's the snippet from the Word file, which was later added to Pivotal Tracker:

*         "Finding Aid Title" field is not exported (instead, the collection "Title" is repeated in its place).

*         "Finding Aid Note" is not exported as part of the eadheader.

*         "Finding Aid Date" is not exported as part of the eadheader.
And here's the ticket in Pivotal Tracker for that last one:  https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/72331992 (which was broken out from the original ticket)

Are the Finding Aid Note and Finding Aid Title fields exporting now?


P.S.  I also added a feature request to include a separate field for subtitles, but I don't know how many people would actually require that (https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/69651562).  If that field was used in the AT, I can confirm that the subtitle is still migrated over to ArchivesSpace since the AT-to-ASpace migration tool will append that value to the finding aid title field.  I haven't tested ASpace's EAD importer to confirm that it does the same, though.

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Chris Fitzpatrick
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 6:34 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Finding aid date

Hi Laura,

Well, it's not in Pivotal, so it was not a known bug. I've added them here:


 Kind of amazed nobody has noticed this sooner.


Chris Fitzpatrick | Developer, ArchivesSpace
Skype: chrisfitzpat  | Phone: 918.236.6048
From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org>> on behalf of Lora Davis <ljdavis at colgate.edu<mailto:ljdavis at colgate.edu>>
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 9:17 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Finding aid date

Apologies if this has already been noted, but I - like many others I'm sure - have been eagerly awaiting 1.1.0 so have been putting rc8 through its paces in our sandbox today.

The one pesky outstanding issue that does not appear to be resolved is that the contents of "Finding Aid Date" are still not being exported at all, let alone into <publicationstmt> where we'd expect to find it.  Our stylesheets draw on this date to generate an authorship statement along the lines of "Finding aid prepared by <author>, <date>."  Since the finding aid date is not ending up anywhere in the exported XML we're left with "Finding aid prepared by John Smith, ."  Minor inconvenience, but annoying.

On the other hand, I'm  pleased to report that other failure to export issues we've had with things like <accessrestrict> are now working beautifully.

Are others finding that <date> is not exporting?  Is this a known bug?  Is there a reason why this is not being exported?  Any fix in the works?  (I checked the PivotalTracker, but found nada.)

Thanks in advance,


Lora J. Davis
Assistant Archivist
Colgate University Libraries
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
Tel:  (315) 228-6376
Fax: (315) 228-7934
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