[Archivesspace_Users_Group] accession event -- "rights transferred" migration problem from AT to ASpace

Callahan, Maureen maureen.callahan at yale.edu
Tue May 5 16:16:52 EDT 2015

Hi everyone,

I’m looking at the way that the “Rights Transferred Note” in Archivists’ Toolkit migrates to ArchivesSpace, and I think there’s a problem.

I’m seeing that an event type of “Rights Transferred” is only created if the box is checked, and that the rights transferred note is then part of that event.

But I think that this is a mistake. A repository could write a legitimate “Rights Transferred” note even if the rights WEREN’T transferred, and we wouldn’t want to lose that data.

See below:

[cid:61665D98-6724-42BE-852A-738430555A46 at its.yale.internal]

In this case, the donor retains copyright, so it would not be appropriate to check the “rights transferred” checkbox. But this means that the note doesn’t come over.

We’re going to figure out some sort of stupid hack to make this work, but I want to make sure that everyone else is aware of this so that data elsewhere isn’t lost.


Maureen Callahan
Archivist, Metadata Specialist
Manuscripts & Archives
Yale University Library
maureen.callahan at yale.edu<mailto:maureen.callahan at yale.edu>

Webpage: web.library.yale.edu/mssa
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