[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Accessions of rare books in AS?

Christie Peterson cpeterson at smith.edu
Thu Oct 26 10:54:50 EDT 2017

Hello ASpace Users,

Are you using ASpace to track accessions of rare books, both purchased and

We're in a moment of rethinking our workflows and tools for our rare book
acquisitions, and considering replacing the paper accessions log with

Since this is bibliographic material and ASpace is designed primarily for
archival/manuscript collections it's a bit of a shoehorn, but not, I think,
a ridiculous one. We would probably need some user-defined fields for
acquisition fund, for example, and we wouldn't require lots of the fields
we do require for accessions of archival materials.

So, if you are using ASpace this way, what has your experience been? How
did you need to modify it in order to bend it to this purpose?

Thanks in advance,

Christie Peterson

Christie S. Peterson

Head of Technical Services for Special Collections
Smith College
Northampton, Mass.
cpeterson at smith.edu

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