[Archivesspace_Users_Group] What defines "a repository?"

Valerie Addonizio vaddoniz at jhu.edu
Thu May 7 10:42:26 EDT 2015

I am bumping this question back up, since I do need a working understanding of the relationship between repositories and Agents and Subjects in order to plan our migration. If my question is totally bonkers, feel free to tell me.


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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] What defines "a repository?"

Dear everyone,

Here's another pretty basic question.

I currently have three repositories in our instance of AS. One was created by the migrator when I migrated over our accessions, one is blank, and one holds resources that I want to play around with.

Today I imported our accessions and created the third repository mentioned above, but was surprised to find that the names and subjects that I had imported appeared in every repository, not just the repository that the migrator created. This made me realize that a very basic assumption of mine was seriously flawed: I had guessed that repositories were completely separate from one another, and that if I had an agent record for "Doe, John" in one, it would not appear elsewhere.

So, I'd like to request a basic explanation of what the repositories hold that are unique to them, and what is shared across the entire instance? What defines "a repository?"

Thanks for the continuing assistance!


Valerie Addonizio
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
vaddoniz at jhu.edu<mailto:vaddoniz at jhu.edu>

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