[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Auto-populate rights subrecord or text note fields?

Joshua D. Shaw Joshua.D.Shaw at dartmouth.edu
Wed Sep 23 16:28:23 EDT 2015

Hi Angela-

You'll need to use a plugin - either roll your own or add to the local plugin. It's gonna be a bit trickier since the rights sub record will need to be created and then populated via scripting.

Take a look at this plugin which we had developed for us (https://github.com/hudmol/user_defined_in_basic). It's adding some user defined fields to the Basic section, but the same methodology could be used for what you are interested in accomplishing.


From: Angela Kroeger
Reply-To: Archivesspace Users Group
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:10 PM
To: "archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>"
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Auto-populate rights subrecord or text note fields?

I have looked through the manual, and I have seen how to set default values for controlled vocabularies. What I would like is to set a default value for a non-controlled free-text field. Specifically, I would like our boilerplate text to auto-populate the permissions and restrictions fields of the rights statement subrecord whenever we create a new accession or resource record. Similarly, I’d like to auto-populate the conditions governing access and conditions governing use note fields. I have not found a way to assign default text to any free-text field.

Is there a way to do this? Am I overlooking something? Could something like this be accomplished with a plugin or script?

If not, it’s not a major issue. We’ll keep copying and pasting the text from our local documentation. I just wanted to streamline our process if it was possible.

Thank you for any help.

Angela Kroeger
akroeger at unomaha.edu<mailto:akroeger at unomaha.edu>
Archives and Special Collections Associate
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
University of Nebraska at Omaha
(402) 554-4159

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