[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ARCHON sort titles not migrating

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Mon Jan 30 10:25:53 EST 2017

Dear Jesse,

The Archon migration tool was refactored in November 2015. Aside from a small change made in September 2016 to fix a bug with parsing certain kinds of digital objects, further changes have not been made since then.

There is a field called “Finding Aid Filing Title”  in ArchivesSpace which provides the capability of differentiating between how the resource is represented in its title field and formal finding aid title field and how it appears in browse and search lists. If there’s a value in Finding Aid Filing Title, this is what appears in browse and search lists in the staff interface. From a functional standpoint, that would be the place to enter your Sort Titles from Archon.

Have others migrating from Archon had the same experience? How have you addressed it with your migrated data?


Christine Di Bella
ArchivesSpace Program Manager
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>
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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Teitelbaum, Jesse
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 9:45 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] ARCHON sort titles not migrating

Before I try to find a plug-in for this, do you know if this would have been addressed in the 1.5.2?


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Prom, Christopher John
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:23 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] ARCHON sort titles not migrating


According the the specs, this should be migrating into a user defined field with value "Sort Title"—can you check to see if it ended up there, Jesse?  I don't think, however, that ASpace would sort on that field w/out a plugin.


Chris Prom
Univeristy of Illinois

On Jan 24, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Teitelbaum, Jesse <jteitelbaum at pabmc.net<mailto:jteitelbaum at pabmc.net>> wrote:

We are migrating ARCHON records to  AS 1.4.2 and the collection titles are coming over alphabetically by title and not the “sort title.”  For example, in ARCHON, the “Papers of John Doe” are listed under D for DOE, but when brought over to AS, all the collections beginning with “Papers of…” are listed under “P.”

Does 1.5.2 fix this?  Or is a plug-in required?  Thanks.

Jesse Teitelbaum | Associate Archivist
Pennsylvania House of Representatives | Archives
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