[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Resource for Interpreting EAD ingest error messages

Brad Westbrook brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org
Mon May 4 15:41:28 EDT 2015

Hi, Kate,

I am not aware of any resource for interpreting some of the messages generated from importing.  We have upgraded the messaging at several times over the past year, but it is far from perfect and many opaque messages still occur.  We are also in the midst of considering implementation a pre-processing validation step based on Schematron, which we believe will enable better messaging for many, if not all, EAD imports.

Could you please forward to Chris F. (chris.fitzpatrick at lyrasis.org<mailto:chris.fitzpatrick at lyrasis.org>) and I one or two of your kitchen-sink EADs.


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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Resource for Interpreting EAD ingest error messages

We are trying to outline a project for the ingest of approximately 6000 finding aids to ArchivesSpace.  One of the diagnostic tools we have is a set of “kitchen sink” finding aids in EAD--that is, EAD with just about every valid element, element combination, and element-attribute in it.

When I attempt to ingest some of these finding aids, all of which validate in Oxygen, I get cryptic error messages such as the one below.

Does a resource exist for interpreting such messages?  Is it a resource for archivists, or for programmers?

Thanks in advance for any help!





Error: #<NoMethodError: undefined method `items' for #<#<Class:0x4eb1ff31>:0x61338503>>

Kate Bowers
Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Standards
Harvard University Archives
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