[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Community review of Rights Management Enhancements specification

Jordon Steele jsteele at jhu.edu
Tue Oct 4 11:59:46 EDT 2016


These enhancements look good to us, thanks for your efforts.

We’ve been discussing at JHU the overlap and, frankly, similarity between what sort of information the Rights Management module is trying to capture and the Conditions Governing Access/Use notes are used for, and we’re not seeing a difference in concept between the two.  “Archivists have always used the Access/Use notes” or “Access/Use notes are an EAD/DACS/AT hold-over” may be factually accurate but they are not strong cases for continuing use.

So for the sake of not over-complicating the ASpace data model--where equally valid locations for putting the same type of information proliferate and, therefore, confuse—my main feedback is that you/the community/whoever take a good look at integration between the access/use notes and the rights management module. (After review of the responses I received from the ASpace listserv and internal discussion, JHU has decide to stop using the Access/Use notes and begin to use the Rights sub-records to manage information about what people are allowed and not allowed to do with all of our collections—analog and digital.) Your work presents a good opportunity for us all to try to get on the same page.



Jordon Steele
Hodson Curator of the University Archives
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218
jsteele at jhu.edu

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Max Eckard
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2016 2:49 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Community review of Rights Management Enhancements specification

Good morning ArchivesSpace community,
You may already be aware that representatives from the ArchivesSpace membership, the ArchivesSpace program team and Artefactual, Inc. have been working on a specification for enhancing the rights module in ArchivesSpace.

The primary aim of this specification is to enable the expression of standards-based rights statements that are atomic and actionable and that support data transfers with other applications using rights statements, such as Archivematica.
We have completed a draft specification, and are now asking for community review and feedback.

The attached packet includes:

  *   a summary of the enhancements requested in the specification and their purpose;
  *   a spreadsheet containing:

     *   1) the data model being proposed for the rights management module in ArchivesSpace,
     *   2) the data migrations necessary for moving data in the current data model to the new data model,
     *   3) a chart indicating the data elements to be migrated from Archivematica to ArchivesSpace, and
     *   4) a data map illustrating how PREMIS rights elements are supported in Archivematica and ArchivesSpace; and

  *   ten wire frames illustrating how the proposed data model should be reflected in the ArchivesSpace staff interface.

If you need some orientation to the way that PREMIS Rights Statements are used (regardless of whether these are authored in ArchivesSpace), see the attached PDF.

Please take a look. Brad Westbrook (brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org<http://lyrasis.org>), Hillel Arnold (harnold at rockarch.org<http://rockarch.org>) and/or myself (eckardm at umich.edu<mailto:eckardm at umich.edu>) are happy to answer any questions that you may have and to receive feedback on the specification by Friday, October 21, 2016.
Max Eckard

Max Eckard
Assistant Archivist for Digital Curation

Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
(734) 763-7518
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