[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Object vs Resource record

Jacob, Diane B JacobDB at vmi.edu
Mon Nov 13 14:26:16 EST 2017


We have many digital objects and have decided on a compromise with regard to description.  We have customized the DO record label so that it contains a user friendly "Full Description" header that is prominent.  This links back to the complete collection.
We don't repeat all of the information from the resource record, but only key pointers.


Diane B. Jacob
Head, Archives & Records Management
Virginia Military Institute
Preston Library
Lexington, VA 24450

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I'm curious about how people are handling digital objects attached to resources in ASpace.  If you have created an archival object for which you will attach a digital object as an instance, where do you tend to put the bulk of the descriptive metadata?  Or do you duplicate notes and/or children in both the DO and the resource record?  How about DO's dates?  Do you tend to record only the date the digital object was created or the dates of the digitized materials within as well?

I am, of course, reluctant to have to type the same data twice.  However, since I will be publishing many of the DOs for public view, I'm inclined to want the same level of detail in both the finding aid and the digital object record.  Anyone care to share what you do in this area?



Barbara J. Benedett, CA

Digital Archivist | Rock Resource Center

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