[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Persistence of ref ids?

Galligan, Patrick PGalligan at rockarch.org
Tue Dec 15 11:31:42 EST 2015

Yeah, we’re generally using them as a way to link digital objects to already existing components in AS, and we’d just like to make sure that won’t be changing around on us.

Patrick Galligan
Rockefeller Archive Center
Assistant Digital Archivist

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At Yale, we’ve also stored ArchivesSpace ref_ids in our Hydra repository for the same purpose.

I know that there’s some talk of a “product owners” group for ArchivesSpace — I think that it would be good for this kind of group to put together a “data charter” (there’s gotta be a better term) that lays out a minimum set of expectations for ArchivesSpace users -- what elements of the application (and the data therein) are and are not subject to change over time. This would help us make integration plans with more confidence.


On Dec 15, 2015, at 10:52 AM, Noah Huffman <noah.huffman at duke.edu<mailto:noah.huffman at duke.edu>> wrote:


We’ve made a couple of decisions internally that assume these ref_ids are persistent.  For example, we’re storing these IDs in our Hydra repository as the primary way to link from digital objects to their description in ASpace.  So, naturally, I’m curious about this too.


Noah Huffman
Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Duke University | 919-660-5982

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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Persistence of ref ids?

We’re curious to hear from the devs or anyone with a lot of experience about whether ref_ids in the system ever change their values. I know they don’t upon transfer, and they’re not editable from the user interface, so we’re fairly certain they are permanent and persistent, but want to make sure before making a couple decisions internally.

Can anyone confirm their persistence/permanence?

Patrick Galligan
Rockefeller Archive Center
Assistant Digital Archivist

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