[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchivesSpace: OAI Harvest to OCLC

Hughes ll, Rex rex.hughes at ndsu.edu
Mon Feb 11 09:34:54 EST 2019

Thank you, Seth! I will look into these methods with our Systems Department in the near future. Have a great day!


Rex Hughes


At UNLV we batch export MARC records. The workflow is from before my time

but when I asked about it this was the response:

We have an article that describes the overall workflow (skip to about

halfway through the article) and includes example records in the appendix:


If folks can't access the article, basically the process is: export MARCXML

file from ArchivesSpace*; import file into Connexion client; use Connexion

macros to make certain standard modifications to the record; proofread,

add/correct name and subject headings, make other edits based on

cataloger's judgment, etc.; export record to local catalog.

The above article is pre-plugin**.  Another article that (briefly)

describes the workflow with the plugin is here:


This one's open-source so anyone can access it.  The section on the MARC

export plugin starts at the bottom of page 7.

* This exporting used to be done using the UI but is now done using the

Multi MARC Exporter script (which among other things, helps reduce the

number of individual files we need to import into Connexion):


** The plugin is @


On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 1:19 PM Belair, Andrea <belaira at union.edu<http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/mailman/listinfo/archivesspace_users_group>> wrote:

> I'd be interested as well...

> Thank you,

> Andrea


> On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 3:35 PM Robin Fay <rfay at athenslibrary.org<http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/mailman/listinfo/archivesspace_users_group>> wrote:


>> I am interested in this information also.

>> Thanks.

>> Robin Fay


>> On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 3:23 PM Hughes ll, Rex <rex.hughes at ndsu.edu<http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/mailman/listinfo/archivesspace_users_group>>

>> wrote:


>>> Hello,


>>> Our institution has been working on ArchivesSpace implementation and

>>> legacy record updates. While we should be able to harvest records for our

>>> Ex Libris Primo discovery layer, thus allowing patrons to find

>>> ArchivesSpace records in Primo, we still have to determine the best method

>>> for harvesting records from ArchivesSpace for inclusion in OCLC WorldCat

>>> (Z39.50, MarcEdit OAI, etc.).


>>> If your institution harvests ArchivesSpace records to OCLC

>>> Connexion/WorldCat, would you be willing to share your workflow or direct

>>> us to external resources regarding this process?


>>> Thank you in advance for your feedback!



>>> Sincerely,


>>> Rex Hughes

>>> Metadata and Cataloging Librarian

>>> North Dakota State University Libraries


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> --

> Andrea Belair

> Archives and Special Collections Librarian

> Schaffer Library

> Union College

> 807 Union Street

> Schenectady, NY 12308

> 518-388-6871

Rex Hughes, II, M.L.I.S.
Metadata and Cataloging Librarian
Resource Acquisition, Management, and Discovery
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