[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Linking related accessions below collection level

VivianLea.Solek at Kofc.Org VivianLea.Solek at Kofc.Org
Tue Nov 28 12:37:57 EST 2017

Hi Jordon,

I would be interested in this functionality.  I seldom get a complete record group in one accession, so I am constantly
adding accessions to my record groups.  Sign me up as someone willing to push for this functionality!


VivianLea Solek
Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives

Knights of Columbus Museum
1 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511-6702
Phone 203 752-4578
Fax 203 865-0351

From:	Jordon Steele <jsteele at jhu.edu>
To:	Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>,
Date:	11/28/2017 11:57 AM
Subject:	[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Linking related accessions below	collection level
Sent by:	archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org

Hi all,

We have an interest in linking archival objects (i.e. the levels below collection level) in resource records back to the
accessions they came from. The situation that precipitated discussion about this possibility was that we have one series of
materials that is associated with multiple accession records.

Unless I’m missing something, the only way one can currently link to accessions from resource records is at the collection
level. There is no “Related accessions” feature at levels below that.

The way we’re doing this now is creating an accruals note at the appropriate level and typing the accession number into the
free text field, but having a direct link between the two would be handy. For born-digital collections, we are also linking
the original containers from which the digital content came to the appropriate level in the resource record using the
instance module.

I’m wondering if others in the community have discussed or considered this before.




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