[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Accessions of rare books in AS?

VivianLea.Solek at Kofc.Org VivianLea.Solek at Kofc.Org
Thu Oct 26 11:04:55 EDT 2017

Please post answers to the list -- or copy me on your response to Christie.  Christie, I'm still working on data conversion,
but I have both records/manuscripts and rare books, both of which will be entered into AS.  If you can, please share any
off-list responses you get.


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:	Christie Peterson <cpeterson at smith.edu>
To:	Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>,
Date:	10/26/2017 10:55 AM
Subject:	[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Accessions of rare books in AS?
Sent by:	archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org

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

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