[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Agent Links and Relators

Hughes, Margaret mhughes at library.ucla.edu
Mon Jul 9 18:44:19 EDT 2018

Hi Nick,

The relator field in ASpace can be edited, provided you have the right permissions to edit Controlled Value Lists.

Go to System > Manage Controlled Value Lists. In the List Name dropdown choose Linked Agent Archival Record Relators (linked_agent_archival_record_relators) and you can create a new value. You could add “recipient” to this list.

I believe you are correct that Linked Agent Role (linked_agent_role), i.e. Creator, Source, or Subject, cannot be edited.

Hope this helps!

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Nick Don Stanton Roark
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2018 11:25 AM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Agent Links and Relators

Hi all,

We've only begun cataloging collections in ArchivesSpace fairly recently, so these may be basic questions, but I can't find obvious resources to answer them. When creating agent links, all agents must be assigned a role as either Creator, Source or Subject. Additionally, these may be specified with a list of relator fields drawn from http://www.loc.gov/marc/relators/relaterm.html. As far as I can tell, neither of these are among the lists of controlled values that can be edited.

Problem: How to identify the recipient of a letter in this schema. It is not clear to me whether a recipient is a Creator, a Source, or a Subject of a letter. Additionally, according to the loc.gov<http://loc.gov> site, "recipient" has been updated to "addressee," but I can find no way to reflect this change in ArchivesSpace.

Any help or advice is appreciated. Thanks.

Nicholas Stanton-Roark  |  Archivist  | Robert A. Nicholson University Library
Anderson University  |  1100 E. Fifth St, Anderson, IN 46012
(765) 641-4285<tel:(765)+641+4285>  |  ndroark at anderson.edu<mailto:ndroark at anderson.edu>

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