[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Structuring ead subject terms in ead for import

Custer, Mark mark.custer at yale.edu
Thu May 12 15:24:56 EDT 2016

I really like the approach taken by Michigan for this.  Check out the "Creating Subjects and Agents" section that Dalles Pillen describes: http://archival-integration.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-archivesspace-api.html

In fact, I'd love if this tactic was added to the default ASpace EAD importer/exporter.  The only change I'd suggest would be parking the ArchivesSpace linked record ID (e.g. /subjects/1746/") in an altrender element, just to keep the EAD valid (but still stealthy :)).


p.s. with EAD3, there will be a less hacky way to do this, with part elements.  But even then, using the ASpace IDs in the import/export couldn't hurt during the time that you're using ASpace as your metadata management system.

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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Structuring ead subject terms in ead for import

I am looking for a way to import the index terms as part of an ead finding aid where the DACS-compliant -- can be manipulated/replaced in a way that creates a subdivision instead of importing as a single line. (i.e. subject--subdivision1--subdivision2 imports in the same way as if I had created it in ArchivesSpace directly.) Not everything is in marcXML, so that is not an option, and I would like to avoid going back and manually correcting every subject term.


Brian Thomas
Electronic Records Specialist
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
1201 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701
PH: (512) 475-3374
e-mail: bthomas at tsl.texas.gov
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