[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Normalizing dates in bulk?

Mayo, Dave dave_mayo at harvard.edu
Fri Sep 8 15:09:41 EDT 2017

Hi Jane,

Have you looked at Alex Duryee’s Timewalk plugin? https://github.com/alexduryee/timewalk - it essentially rewires ASpace to do date normalization (if possible according to a fairly wide-ranging set of rules) automatically on save – you’d then need to trigger save on the resources in question, which shouldn’t be too hard to script.

- Dave

From: <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Jane LaBarbara <jane.labarbara at mail.wvu.edu>
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Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1:50 PM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Normalizing dates in bulk?


If anyone has successfully scripted a method of posting normalized dates into ArchivesSpace resource records en masse, please let me know.  When we imported our resource record EAD files, most of our collections had inclusive dates that were not normalized.  With the new PUI giving researchers the ability to search a specific range of years, we’d really like to normalize our dates without having a student worker go through and do it by hand for 4300+ resource records.  If I can get the data into a spreadsheet, I can pretty easily separate what we have into beginning and ending years, but I need to be able to shove that data back into ArchivesSpace.

Bonus points if you can also help us script posting of normalized dates to component records!

Thank you,

/ Jane Metters LaBarbara
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