[Archivesspace_Users_Group] "Primary" creator

Kevin Clair Kevin.Clair at du.edu
Wed Jul 15 17:53:56 EDT 2015

Hi Kate,

ArchivesSpace silently does this in its MARC export by only exporting the first agent listed as a Creator as a 100 or 110, so for the purpose of publishing records in our ILS we manage it that way. Otherwise, when we migrated we specified “Contributor” relator terms for secondary creators as and when they appeared in our old collection management system, and left the relator blank for the agents we wanted to be chief entities.

Neither of those are perfect solutions but they’re working for us so far. I’d be interested to hear of others, for sure.  -k

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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] "Primary" creator

Has any ArchivesSpace user determined a method to indicate the significant, primary a creator of an accession or resource? For example, if Jane Schmoe is the chief entity associated with the accession or resource, but there’s a little bit of Eric Schmoe represented, I’d like Jane to be the “main” entity associated with a resource or an accession although I’d also like to Eric to be associated as well.  Is there any way that I could achieve this?



Kate Bowers
Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Standards
Harvard University Archives
kate_bowers at harvard.edu<mailto:megan_sniffin-marinoff at harvard.edu>
voice: (617) 384-7787
fax: (617) 495-8011
web: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.eresource:archives
Twitter: @k8_bowers

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