[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Data migration problem ATK - ArchivesSpace only specific Resource records not transferred

Noah Huffman noah.huffman at duke.edu
Wed Oct 12 14:50:10 EDT 2016

Hi Kari,

I'm not aware of a way to run the AT migration tool on a subset of resource records.

I think your options are:

1.       Figure out why the 6 records did not migrate (did you see any issues reported in the migration error log?), fix the issues, and run the entire ATK to ASpace migration again

2.       Export the 6 resources from ATK as EAD and import the EAD into ASpace.

If you choose option 2, you'll lose some of the relationships you may have established in ATK between the resource record and other record types, particularly accession records.

We encountered a similar problem during our ATK to ASpace migration and chose option 1, iteratively solving the problems reported in the migration error log and then re-running the migration tool.


Noah Huffman
Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Duke University | 919-660-5982

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Kari R Smith
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:01 AM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Data migration problem ATK - ArchivesSpace only specific Resource records not transferred

In our recent data migration from ATK to ArchivesSpace there were 6 Resource records that did not transfer.  We have the IDs of the records.  The components, Names, Accession records associated all transferred.

Is there a way to run the migrator tool for just the 6 specific collections?  Or am I best off doing an EAD XML export from ATK and then Importing those into ArchivesSpace?


Kari R. Smith
Digital Archivist, Institute Archives and Special Collections
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
617.253.5690   smithkr at mit.edu   http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/

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