[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Accessions of rare books in AS?

Joshua D. Shaw Joshua.D.Shaw at dartmouth.edu
Thu Oct 26 11:00:18 EDT 2017

Hi Christie-

This plugin developed by HM for Yale: https://github.com/hudmol/payments_module seems like it might do a bunch of what your looking for as far as the funds tracking goes. We use it at Dartmouth to track manuscript purchases, but I don't think it'd be too much of a stretch to use it for books or other purchases.


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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Accessions of rare books in AS?

Hello ASpace Users,

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

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

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<mailto:cpeterson at smith.edu>

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