[Archivesspace_Users_Group] METS export

Brian Hoffman brianjhoffman at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 11:50:51 EST 2015

Hi Hillel,

I’d recommend that you start with a plugin that will get it doing what you need, and then submit a PR if you think you can make additions to the core exporter that will be applicable to everyone.

There’s a pretty good body of examples, including some that create new importers or override the exporters:


Take a look at the yale-ead-exporter for an example that tweaks an exporter.


On Feb 27, 2015, at 11:41 AM, Kevin Clair <Kevin.Clair at du.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm interested in this as well, since I've been having similar questions about the EAC-CPF export. thanks!  -k
> From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] on behalf of Arnold, Hillel [harnold at rockarch.org]
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 9:40 AM
> To: Archivesspace Users Group
> Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] METS export
> Hi everyone,
> I’ve been looking at the current METS export from ArchivesSpace, and have found that some information present in the AS record does not end up in the export. Specifically, most of the information in the file version - which we were hoping to display in our discovery system - doesn’t get exported.
> I see there’s an item on the short-term development plan to address METS export [1], but it looks like we need to come up with a solution in the short term, so I’m looking for some advice on the best course of action:
> Write a plugin to address METS export. It looks like the aspace-110-plugin [2] includes some code that addresses EAD export, so I could look at that to get a clue on how to do this.
> Make changes to AS core code and submit a pull request.
> Which of these would be preferable, or is there another option I’m not thinking of that would be better? I don’t want to work at odds with any other development that’s going on.
> 1 http://www.archivesspace.org/developmentplan
> 2 https://github.com/archivesspace/aspace-110-plugin
> Hillel Arnold
> Lead Digital Archivist
> Rockefeller Archive Center
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