[Archivesspace_Users_Group] MARC export in v 2.5

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Fri Sep 14 11:41:46 EDT 2018

Hi Sue,

Updates to the MARCXML export have been included in several recent releases of ArchivesSpace. These changes have been the result of an updated mapping and individual issues submitted by ArchivesSpace community members and went through the review and testing process. One of the additions was including relators for agents when there is a value in the relator field. That said, supplying a value of "subject" for agents with a role of subject when there is no relator is not intended behavior and we'll get that bug fixed for the next release.

More generally, to explain a little more about how the exports work, we maintain one mapping for each, with the intent that it covers broadly agreed upon needs. More specific needs can be accommodated locally via either the use of a custom export plugin or processing the MARCXML with stylesheets or macros outside of ArchivesSpace. Besides changing appearance things like colors and logos, this is probably one of the most common types of customizations people make to the staff interface. So I know people here are likely to have lots of great examples of how they're doing this, but we can provide some more specific guidance on that too.


Christine Di Bella
ArchivesSpace Program Manager
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>
800.999.8558 x2905
cdibella13 (Skype)


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Susan Luftschein
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:32 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] MARC export in v 2.5

HI all,

We just upgraded to 2.5 and I am seeing some interesting things happening in the MARC export.  First, a subfield b is being added to the 041, and subfield e is being added to 600 and 610 fields.  Is there any way to turn these off? The relator term "subject" in a 6xx field seems rather redundant.


Sue Luftschein, Ph.D.
Head of Special Collections/Archival & Metadata Librarian
USC Libraries Special Collections
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Room 207
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
luftsche at usc.edu<mailto:luftsche at usc.edu>

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