[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Data Dictionary

Rees, John (NIH/NLM) [E] reesj at mail.nlm.nih.gov
Wed Nov 29 11:26:56 EST 2017

This is fantastic. The EAD tag library springs to mind as a useful abstract model, but ASpace would benefit from the additional implementation details.

My list of elements would include:
Field Description
Allowable Attributes
Where fields/mixins are stored internally
Data type and/or range restrictions
User interface mappings -- for example what fields are used where in the Digital Object creation interface
Mappings to external data standards (MODS, EAD, RDA, MARC)
Usage examples


John P. Rees
Archivist and Digital Resources Manager
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine

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From: Runyon, Carolyn [mailto:Carolyn-Runyon at utc.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:18 AM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Data Dictionary

Hi All,

The ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council Reports Sub-team is working on a data dictionary. As we are building this document, we are soliciting feedback from the community to ensure a usable, value-added product. In that spirit, do you have a specific use case for a data dictionary? What elements would you like to see in a data dictionary?

If you have suggestions, please feel free to respond to the list or to me directly.

I appreciate your feedback!

All the best,

Carolyn Runyon
Leader, UAC Reports Sub-team

Assistant Head of Collection Services and Director of Special Collections University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
615 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN  37403 Carolyn-Runyon at utc.edu, (423) 425-4503 Dept. 6456, LIB 439D

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