[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Google Hangout about ArchivesSpace container management plug-in TOMORROW
kstrosch at wellesley.edu
Thu May 14 15:04:54 EDT 2015
I saw your invite on the listserv and I tried to join your Google Hangout,
but it says the "Video call is full".
~~~ Kara S. Hart
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On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 8:36 AM, Callahan, Maureen <
maureen.callahan at yale.edu> wrote:
> A plug-in to ArchivesSpace for better control over locations and
> containers, sponsored by Yale and created by Hudson Molonglo, is available
> as a production release on GitHub.
> I will be hosting a Google Hangout to demonstrate the features of this
> plug-in and answer questions on *Thursday, May 14 at 3:00 pm Eastern time*.
> The link to join us is here:
> This plug-in includes a lot of exciting new features, listed below.
> However, this is currently only available as a plug-in for release 1.1.2.
> ArchivesSpace has committed to bringing this plug-in into the core code
> (which will mean that it will be included in an upcoming release). In order
> for this to happen soon, we are hoping that ArchivesSpace members will vote
> for this issue as a top priority:
> Please join us!
> - New and improved approach to the way ArchivesSpace treats
> containers. Containers in ArchivesSpace can now be defined once and linked
> many times to various archival objects, resources, and accessions. This
> means that the database knows, in a meaningful way, which container
> materials are housed in.
> - Ability to know more about the actual container itself. Is this a
> Paige box? A Hollinger half-manuscript legal? The new "container profile"
> record type lets you know exactly which box type is on the shelves and what
> its dimensions are. This will make measuring space much easier, from
> extent statements to shelf space to really understanding how many moving
> vans you need for that big renovation!
> - Be able to select and act on containers. Perhaps you want to see
> which boxes are in a collection, a series, a location, or have a particular
> barcode -- ArchivesSpace will let you do it!
> - The ability to "share" boxes across entire collections in a
> meaningful way. Let's say that you want to put all of the panoramaic photos
> in your repository into the same container. With this new data model,
> you'll be able to keep much better control over that container.
> - The ability to configure how many digits barcodes in your repository
> should be. This will help cut down on bad barcode information in
> the database.
> - The ability to add/update "container profiles" in bulk. Choose a
> list of containers. Select Bulk Operations > Update Container Profiles. It
> is that easy.
> - Rapid barcode entry. Choose a list of containers, wand through their
> barcodes. Boom, done.
> - An error will occur if you try to assign the same barcode to two
> different containers. No more paging nightmares.
> - The ability to store data that will help you synchronize between
> ArchivesSpace and item records in your ILS. It's common for archives
> to create item records in their ILS for containers in collections. This
> will give you a place to store the ILS's holdings record Identifier and the
> item record identifier.
> - The ability to store data about the restriction status of material
> associated with a container.See below for more about
> machine-actionable restrictions. This helps serialize information to ILS
> item records, and creates an opportunity for archival circulation systems
> to manage containers with restricted materials properly.
> - Improved location view. Now, when you look up a location in
> ArchivesSpace, you'll see all of the containers that are in that location!
> - Ability to assign locations in bulk. How did we ever get along
> without this before? This will be a huge help for shelf-reads, moves, and
> assigning locations to new containers.
> - Machine-actionable restrictions. You will now have the ability to
> associate begin and end dates with "conditions governing access" and
> "conditions governing use." You'll also be able to associate a local
> restriction type for non-time-bound restrictions. This gives the ability to
> better manage and re-describe expiring restrictions.
> - Extent calculator. Now that you know the dimensions of your
> containers, you'll be able to automatically calculate linear footage at any
> level of description.
> Maureen Callahan
> Archivist, Metadata Specialist
> Manuscripts & Archives
> Yale University Library
> maureen.callahan at yale.edu
> Webpage: web.library.yale.edu/mssa
> Collections: drs.library.yale.edu
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