[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Barcodes at the folder level

Ben Goldman bmg17 at psu.edu
Tue Aug 1 14:28:48 EDT 2017

Hi Elizabeth,

With our recent upgrade from 1.4 to 2.0 (top containers, yay) and with guidance from this community, we here at Penn State have decided to discontinue the historical practice of barcoding folders in shared boxes. We will now barcode shared boxes, give them a unique numbering string (e.g. SHARE 1), and then use the top container functionality to attach multiple archival objects from different resources to these top containers where appropriate. 


Ben Goldman 
Digital Records Archivist & 
Sally W. Kalin Early Career Librarian for Technological Innovations 
Penn State University Libraries

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilkinson, Elizabeth (ew8ff)" <ew8ff at virginia.edu>
To: "Archivesspace Users Group" <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 11:08:38 PM
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Barcodes at the folder level

My apologies if this question has come up previously.  We assign barcodes at the folder level for small collections and for oversize materials that are part of larger collections.  These types of materials go into communal boxes and/or flat file drawers (top containers) that do not get barcoded.  We were wondering where people are placing the barcodes in ASpace for their folders in these situations.



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