[Archivesspace_Users_Group] What defines "a repository?"

Ben Goldman bmg17 at psu.edu
Thu May 7 10:48:56 EDT 2015

Hi Valerie, 

As I understand it, Accessions, Resources and Digital Objects are repository-specific, while Subjects and Agents (and maybe the other modules like Locations, Events, Collection Management and Classifications) exist across repositories. 


Ben Goldman 
Digital Records Archivist 
Penn State University Libraries 
University Park, PA 

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From: "Valerie Addonizio" <vaddoniz at jhu.edu> 
To: "Archivesspace Users Group" <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org> 
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:42:26 AM 
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] What defines "a repository?" 

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. 


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Valerie Addonizio 
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 5:06 PM 
To: archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org 
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 


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