[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Barcoding and ArchivesSpace

Custer, Mark mark.custer at yale.edu
Thu Feb 19 17:03:45 EST 2015


Yes, ArchivesSpace has a field for container 3 indicator.  And yes, you can store a 14-digit barcode in that field. In fact, it looks like you can store up to 255 characters in any of the indicator fields (both in ASpace and in the AT).

Just out of curiosity:  are you using a barcode in this field since you have barcoded containers that are housed inside other barcoded containers?


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of De Catanzaro, Christine D
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:54 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Barcoding and ArchivesSpace

Hi everyone,

We are currently using Archivists' Toolkit because we're moving ourselves and our collections this year, so we haven't time to convert to ArchivesSpace yet. We hope to start converting to AS in the lull that will hopefully occur after Phase 1 of this move, late this year or early next.

Because we want to make our transition from AT to AS as smooth as possible, we want to make sure that the data we enter now in AT will transfer to AS, especially the barcoding. Some of our barcoding may be recorded in the Container3Indicator field of AT. So my questions are:

    -Is there a Container3Indicator or equivalent field in AS?

    -Is it possible to record a 14-digit barcode in that field?

Any information that any of you can provide will be much appreciated. And please let me know if I need to explain this a little further.

Thanks a lot,


Christine de Catanzaro

Access Archivist-Georgia Tech Archives

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