[Archivesspace_Users_Group] How are simultaneous edits tracked?

Rush, Michael michael.rush at yale.edu
Wed Nov 11 09:22:42 EST 2015


Can anyone explain to me how ArchivesSpace identifies when two users are simultaneously editing the same record? 

In general our accessioning workflow is for my accessioning assistant to create accession records, then I review them. Almost invariably when I edit the record I get the following message: "This record is currently being edited by another user. Please contact the following users to ensure no conflicts occur: tevans." However I know that Tina is not currently editing any of these records. In most cases it's been days if not weeks since she has made edits. My staff have seen similar behavior for resoruces.

It's a small nuisance, but it happens so often I'm curious, and I worry that if I begin to ignore the warning altogether I will eventually overwrite someone's work. 



Michael Rush
Accessioning Archivist
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University

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