[Archivesspace_Users_Group] temporarily removing Digital Object from public view

Benn Joseph benn.joseph at northwestern.edu
Fri Jan 5 11:59:26 EST 2018

Hi all,
We have a collection that contains a number of item-level Digital Objects (containing links to records in our repository) that are connected to Archival Objects, and I recently discovered that somewhere between v1.5 and v2.1.2 that the functionality of Digital Objects changed somewhat. As a result, these Digital Objects aren't functioning as they should. We'd like to hide them for a while until we're able to make some changes to our repository, but those changes won't take place for several months. In the meantime, we don't want to confuse researchers who might happen upon these non-functional Digital Objects. We're using the ArchivesSpace public interface.

If I unpublish a Digital Object that is connected to an Archival Object, the preview image goes away in the public view (the red badge icon thing), but there's still a section down below for "Digital Material" that now contains a broken link (since the actual link is now unpublished!). If I instead suppress the Digital Object, the opposite happens-now the "Digital Material" section is gone but the preview image/red badge icon thing is still viewable in the Archival Object record, and is still functioning normally. I don't want to delete these Digital Objects since they contain information we want to keep-it's just the File URI links that are bad. Other than completely disassociating the Digital Objects from the Archival Objects AND suppressing the Digital Objects, (or maybe suppressing and unpublishing) I don't see a way to temporarily remove them from public view. Is there another way to achieve this that I'm not seeing? Hopefully this description makes sense!


Benn Joseph
Head of Archival Processing
Northwestern University Libraries
Northwestern University
benn.joseph at northwestern.edu<mailto:benn.joseph at northwestern.edu%0d>

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