[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace Integrations Wish List

Kevin Clair Kevin.Clair at du.edu
Tue Jun 5 13:37:45 EDT 2018

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this on-list, but on the topic of the ILS, we’ve started on some rudimentary Alma integrations for ArchivesSpace: https://github.com/duspeccoll/alma_integrations

The way we have it implemented is: we’ve assigned a user-defined field to Alma MMS IDs for each Resource we have. The Alma Integrations plugin takes as input a linked resource and checks that field to see if an MMS ID exists. If it finds one you have the option to push new bibliographic metadata (using the MARC exporter) to Alma, or to add new holdings (using a controlled list of DU holdings codes). If it doesn’t find one, you have the option to create a new BIB and assign whatever MMS ID Alma creates to the user-defined field automatically.

It doesn’t do anything to link AS Top Containers with Alma items yet, but that’s the next step.

Happy to talk about this more and get more use cases for it in whatever medium people like!  -k

From: <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of "Hughes, Margaret" <mhughes at library.ucla.edu>
Reply-To: Archivesspace Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:49 PM
To: Archivesspace Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace Integrations Wish List

Thanks so much for your response, Seth, and for including an example of the functionality you’d like to see in a CONTENTdm/ASpace integration. I’ve added it to our list!

I’ve heard from others off-list, and so far our “integrations wish list” includes:

  *   CONTENTdm x2
  *   Trello
  *   ILS x2

Please reach out (on- or off-list) if you have an ASpace integration you’d like to see!

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Seth Shaw
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:08 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace Integrations Wish List

Something that came up in the recent community call is the ability to connect ArchivesSpace to digital asset management systems (e.g. CONTENTdm).

For example, we use a script[1] to find all of the objects in CONTENTdm that match the title, date, and collection identifier fields to create ArchivesSpace digital objects + instances so that the AS EAD and PDF exports will link to our objects in CONTENTdm. Granted, this title/date matching wasn't perfect, but 97% was close enough that the remaining 14 could be easily reviewed manually. This sure beats making a few thousand, or even a few hundred manual digital object records.

Of course, I'm running this script on my own computer which isn't an ideal workflow. It would be better if this were a plugin with a drop-down menu button and configuration screen so that ArchivesSpace users can initiate the matching and import on their own. If someone wants to port the code to Ruby, make the necessary configuration pages, and/or generally improve it; I think there are plenty of people who would appreciate it.

1: https://github.com/seth-shaw-unlv/small-stuff/blob/master/cdm-update-as/cdm_link_as.py

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 9:47 AM, Hughes, Margaret <mhughes at library.ucla.edu<mailto:mhughes at library.ucla.edu>> wrote:
Hi all,

The Integrations sub-team of TAC (Technical Advisory Council) is interested in hearing about your most desired ArchivesSpace integrations. What other systems and software do you wish ASpace could talk to? This could be anything – large or small, common or uncommon. Trello, your ILS, Slack, etc etc – whatever comes to mind!

Send your replies on- or off-list. Any input is much appreciated!

Thank you,

Maggie, on behalf of the TAC Integrations sub-team

Margaret Hughes
Collections Data Archivist

UCLA Library Special Collections
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

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