[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Removing records and moving them to separate repository?

Noah Huffman noah.huffman at duke.edu
Tue Aug 11 17:03:12 EDT 2015


I've batch transferred resource records to another Repository using the API.  If you can get a list of the resource record IDs you want to transfer, you can batch transfer with the command below:

curl -H "X-ArchivesSpace-Session: $Token" -d "target_repo=[backend-url]/repositories/[destination_repository_number]" "[backend-url]/repositories/[source_repository_number]/resources/{11,21,31,41,51<http://aspace-backend.lib.duke.edu/repositories/2/resources/%7B11,21,31,41,51,61,71,81,211>,221,231}/transfer"


I'm pretty sure you'll lose any links you've established between those resource records and other record types that are scoped to a single repository, particularly accession records.  But, maybe this isn't an issue if these are all book records.

Also, I vaguely remember that there may be some limit to the number of resource records you can list in the curl command above (a few hundred?).


Noah Huffman
Archivist for Metadata and Encoding
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Duke University

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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Removing records and moving them to separate repository?

Hey all,

Does anyone have experience with removing resource records from repository and putting them into a totally separate repository?

Some background: long before I started, the decision was made to include library materials in with archival materials in AT. As such, each book became a separate resource record. These resource records clutter our main repository, and I'd like to remove them and transfer them over to a separate repository, all at once.

Anyone have any experience with this type of work?

Patrick Galligan
Rockefeller Archive Center
Assistant Digital Archivist

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