[Archivesspace_Users_Group] barcodes saga continues...

Alexander Duryee alexanderduryee at nypl.org
Tue Sep 4 10:22:10 EDT 2018


You may want to take a look at NYU's MARC exporter plugin -
https://github.com/NYULibraries/nyu_marcxml_export_plugin.  This supports
exporting item records via the 949 field, including container location,
barcode, number, etc. (

Depending on your ILS and local policies, you'll need to modify the
mappings of ASpace data models to MARCXML via the plugin, but it should do
what you're looking for.  We use a modified version of the plugin here at
the NYPL to generate our MARC + item records in the 949.

I'm not aware of a MARC importer that will generate containers from item
records, but it's not something that I've ever looked into.


On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 12:12 PM, Tang, Lydia <ltang5 at lib.msu.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have a wishful dream about barcoded top containers importing and
> exporting out of our catalog system.  Does anyone know of a plugin or tool
> for enable this to happen?  Example scenario: I have a collection with 60+
> barcoded containers nicely described in ArchivesSpace.  I can easily export
> the MARC record for the collection, but I just wish that it would also
> export the item records for the barcoded top containers as well.  This way,
> when I import the MARCXML into my ILS, it also imports the barcoded and
> attached item records.  Ideally in the other direction, if a collection is
> only described in MARC with attached barcoded item records for each box,
> that could be imported into ArchivesSpace to create a stub resource record
> with already created top containers.  Is it possible?  Has it been built?
> Thanks, all!
> Lydia
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Alexander Duryee
Metadata Archivist
New York Public Library
alexanderduryee at nypl.org
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