[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Accessions of rare books in AS?

Megan Blair mblair1 at stedwards.edu
Thu Oct 26 12:39:33 EDT 2017


We are also looking at Archivesspace to also be where we put are Rare
Books, so any responses shared to the list would be greatly appreciated.


On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 10:04 AM, <VivianLea.Solek at kofc.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Best,
> VivianLea
> VivianLea Solek
> Archivist
> Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives
> Knights of Columbus Museum
> 1 State Street
> New Haven, CT 06511-6702
> Phone 203 752-4578 <(203)%20752-4578>
> Fax 203 865-0351 <(203)%20865-0351>
> [image: Inactive hide details for Christie Peterson ---10/26/2017 10:55:08
> AM---Hello ASpace Users, Are you using ASpace to track acces]Christie
> Peterson ---10/26/2017 10:55:08 AM---Hello ASpace Users, Are you using
> ASpace to track accessions of rare books, both purchased and
> From: Christie Peterson <cpeterson at smith.edu>
> To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group@
> lyralists.lyrasis.org>,
> Date: 10/26/2017 10:55 AM
> Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Accessions of rare books in AS?
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> ------------------------------
> 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.
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Megan M. Blair
Archivist and Public Services Librarian
Munday Library
St. Edward's University
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
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