[Archivesspace_Users_Group] FW: EAD ingest default values (still looking for accurate EAD to AS data mapping documentation)

Bowers, Kate A. kate_bowers at harvard.edu
Wed Apr 29 19:11:44 EDT 2015

Wow! Thanks for that Maura.

According to the only map I know of, http://www.archivesspace.org/sites/default/files/EAD-Import-Export-Mapping-20130831.xlsx, in which there is no mention of the label attribute--and that's supposed to mean it doesn't get ingested--I believe, or at least that's what I was told about no mention of attributes for extents in the same document.

Yet, according to your experience, it maps to instance type.

Can someone point me to move up-to-date or more accurate mapping documentation?

Kate Bowers
Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Standards
Harvard University Archives
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
voice: (617) 384-7787
fax: (617) 495-8011
kate_bowers at harvard.edu

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Maura Carbone <mauraa at brandeis.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:04:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] FW: EAD ingest default values

Hi Kate,
I think that might be  a default if you don't give a label. I did a test import using this and I get the correct type (graphic materials not mixed):

<c id="aspace_5733ab6628a47b738fb094146d63d983" level="item"><did><unittitle>Test Item</unittitle><unitdate type="inclusive">1999</unitdate><container id="aspace_8bd0595ac9233574468b6b5fa624699f" label="Graphic Materials" type="Box">1</container><container id="aspace_20b2e63b85aafa57536961de690bb8a8" parent="aspace_8bd0595ac9233574468b6b5fa624699f" type="Folder">2</container></did><odd id="aspace_e09ce5eff5c0ef0acdfa6a11ddd8da27"><head>Subtitle</head><p>pizza is good</p></odd></c>

The only thing I did have to do is merge in the controlled value list "graphic materials" and "Graphic Materials" so that the label was not entirely lower case.

Hope that helps.


On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 2:02 PM, Christine Di Bella <christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>> wrote:
Forwarded on behalf of Kate Bowers.

From: Bowers, Kate A. [mailto:kate_bowers at harvard.edu<mailto:kate_bowers at harvard.edu>]
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:57 PM
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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
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Harvard University Archives
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Maura Carbone
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