[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Merging resource records

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Thu Sep 24 12:22:24 EDT 2015

Hi Laurel,

The merge resources functionality has not been changed recently. The ability to merge records is linked to a particular user's permissions within the application, however. In order to merge resources (and see the button on the toolbar) the user needs to be logged in as either a system administrator or part of a permission group that has the "merge the major record types in this repository" permission checked (see screenshot below from the Manage Groups area):

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If you're not a system administrator, you'll want check with someone who is about verifying your permissions in the system and changing them to what you need. And if you are already a system administrator or if changing the permissions does not solve the problem you're encountering, please let us know.


Christine Di Bella
Community Outreach and Support Manager
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>
800.999.8558 x2905
cdibella13 (Skype)
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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Dougherty, Laurel
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:01 AM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Merging resource records


Has the ability to merge resource records been taken away or updated/hidden?

We're running the latest version of ASpace. The documentation online gives specific instructions to merge resource records via a "merge" button on the resources toolbar. But the toolbar doesn't have a merge button. I can see the other 6 buttons from the screen shot in the documentation, but no merge.  I've fished around JIRA and haven't seen recent conversations about this feature... Thanks for guidance.


Laurel McPhee Dougherty
Supervisory Archivist, Special Collections & Archives Program
UC San Diego Library | * 858-534-5619 | * l1dougherty at ucsd.edu<mailto:l1dougherty at ucsd.edu>

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