[Archivesspace_Users_Group] FW: Clarification on MARCXML JIRA tickets

Brad Westbrook brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org
Mon Apr 27 08:37:15 EDT 2015

Hi, Valerie,

During 2015, the ArchivesSpace migration team (members of the Technical and User Advisory Councils) will be conducting reviews of all formatted data import / exports, and, if problems are revealed via those reviews, they will adjust the importers appropriately.

I encourage you to share to this list the issues with MARC imports / exports that your colleagues have noted.  They will then be reviewed and, if appropriate, added to one of the MARCXML tickets you list in your note below.


Brad W.

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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Christine Di Bella
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:45 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] FW: Clarification on MARCXML JIRA tickets

Forwarded on behalf of Valerie Addonizio. The ArchivesSpace team will answer about what's in JIRA and future development plans in this area, but it would be great if others would talk about their experiences importing MARCXML into ArchivesSpace to give Valerie some ideas about options currently.

-- Christine

From: Valerie Addonizio [mailto:vaddoniz at jhu.edu]
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:32 PM
To: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: Clarification on MARCXML JIRA tickets

Greetings! As a relatively novice AS user I am still familiarizing myself with the varied ways information about AS is presented. On that front, I have a question regarding the tickets currently tagged "MARCXML." Hopefully this link works:


Specifically I am interested in these three tickets:

AR-924 - Review and revise import of MARCXML for resources
AR-914 - Review and revise import of agents headings from MARCXML
AR-913 - Review and revise import of subjects from MARCXML

Each of these is very broad, and each is slated for 2015_Track_Three. My roundabout question really is: does this mean a concentrated effort will be applied to the MARC XML imports, so much so that you are not creating individual tickets for individual issues, and when can we expect those reviews (i.e. what is 2015_Track_Three)?

The reason I ask is that Hopkins is very much interested in importing our robust MARC XML records into AS as resources, then importing our container lists in EAD and merging the two. Without much knowledge of MARC XML, my tech services colleagues have already highlighted a number of issues with imports/exports, potentially making the plan unfeasible. I am personally wondering if I should just wait until the functionality is at its best, which is why I'm asking what we could expect as a result of those tickets, and when.

Thank you!


Valerie Addonizio
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
vaddoniz at jhu.edu<mailto:vaddoniz at jhu.edu>

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