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

Nathan Stevens ns96 at nyu.edu
Wed May 6 07:48:13 EDT 2015

Yes this looks like something that needs to be addressed in the migration

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 4:16 PM, Callahan, Maureen <maureen.callahan at yale.edu
> wrote:

>  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:
>  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
>  Maureen Callahan
> Archivist, Metadata Specialist
> Manuscripts & Archives
> Yale University Library
> maureen.callahan at yale.edu
> 203.432.3627
> Webpage: web.library.yale.edu/mssa
> Collections: drs.library.yale.edu
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Nathan Stevens
Digital Library Technology Services
New York University

ns96 at nyu.edu
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