[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Four questions on Containers

Valerie Addonizio vaddoniz at jhu.edu
Wed Apr 20 14:41:27 EDT 2016

It may be a bit early to be asking these, but I do have some questions about the modeling of containers.

Our situation: Hopkins is still in AT. We do not have barcodes associated with our boxes, but we are working towards that in the future. Our Box 1's do repeat. We know to use the barcoder plugin. We haven't stood up a test of the release yet.


1.       We have Collection-level resources in AT for which we have no Instance information at all (no containers). Without that information, it is clear these will not model. Is it suggested that we put a single Instance in such a resource record? That Instance would read something like Box 1 - 35 (1 through 35)

2.       On that same note, how are ranges modeled? Will "Box 1-35" create 35 containers? Will the range suffice for creating the top container?

3.       Will we be able to add barcodes later? I think so, but I also bet there's something I should know about that.

4.       Is it, frankly, crazy to do this without barcodes if we intend on adding them in the future? (It's an honest question that I hope you'll answer just as honestly!)

Many thanks.


Valerie Addonizio
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
vaddoniz at jhu.edu<mailto:vaddoniz at jhu.edu>

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