[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArcLight or other aggregation tools for discovery

Rees, John (NIH/NLM) [E] reesj at mail.nlm.nih.gov
Fri Nov 30 15:42:04 EST 2018


ArcLight completed a MVP work cycle last summer and a few institutions have done some local work since then, notably the Bentley and U. Albany. Mark Matienzo is the Stanford POC.

You can take a look at the ArcLight Community Google Group, or request to join the Slack channel.

G Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/arclight-community
Working channel for the ArcLight project: http://bit.ly/arclight-project
Git repo: https://github.com/sul-dlss/arclight
MVP demo instance: https://arclight-demo.projectblacklight.org/


John P. Rees
Archivist and Digital Resources Manager
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine

-----Original Message-----
From: Tang, Lydia <ltang5 at lib.msu.edu> 
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:13 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArcLight or other aggregation tools for discovery

Hi all,
At Michigan State, we currently have two distinct instances of ArchivesSpace and have been interested in the possibility of merging instances (but keeping our unique repositories).  So far, it seems like there are challenges relating to reconciling overlapping agents and subjects and possibly some challenges with migrating our locations, events, and other meta-records in our individual databases.  With this in mind, I am curious to hear if some institutions keep their separate instances but successfully are able to combine their discovery experience using the API or OAI-PMH (sorry, I’m no techie and this may be basically the same approach).  I’m curious about the status of ArcLight.  http://archival-integration.blogspot.com/2015/07/archivesspace-blacklight-arclight.html
Any news there?  Any other ideas are very welcome!

Dr. Lydia Tang, CA, DAS, DMA, MLIS
Special Collections Archivist-Librarian
Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Ethics Bibliographer Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive (DB 6)
East Lansing, MI 48824-1048
Email: ltang5 at msu.edu
Phone: 517-884-8984
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