[Archivesspace_Users_Group] FW: EAD ingest default values

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Wed Apr 29 14:02:27 EDT 2015

Forwarded on behalf of Kate Bowers.

From: Bowers, Kate A. [mailto:kate_bowers at harvard.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:57 PM
To: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org
Subject: EAD ingest default values

What are other repositories doing about default values added by ArchivesSpace upon ingest?

For example, if I am reading the EAD ingest map accurately, all instances are asserted to be “mixed_materials” which of course is not right if I’m ingesting EAD describing a photographic collection.  And, of course, any collection that is genuinely of mixed materials is frequently made up of components that are a single medium.

Is there a way to assign a value of “unspecified” (or some other value) so that we can distinguish between values that have been purposefully assigned and those that are merely blanket values created by the ingest process?



Kate Bowers
Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Standards
Harvard University Archives
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