[Archivesspace_Users_Group] ArchLight Documentation

Joan Curbow CurbowJ at bvu.edu
Mon Jan 7 15:40:34 EST 2019

Would it make sense to make a bibliographic record in OCLC with a link to your finding aids? I know this means yet another step, i.e. massaging the data to make a bib record, but I’ve done it, and it’s not THAT onerous.

Personally, I am very grateful to those institutions who have seen fit to put their archival collections into OCLC WorldCat/First Search, but I suppose I can see reasons not to go to this trouble, too. The non-library world may not access WorldCat to any degree, so collections may not be quite as discoverable.

Just a thought.


Joan Curbow
Reference Librarian and Archivist
Buena Vista University Library
Buena Vista University
610 West Fourth Street
Storm Lake, Iowa  50588
curbowj at bvu.edu

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Hello fellow Archivesspace users,

We are sending this mail out to you because we are currently in the process of doing research in to the best way to use the user-interface of Archivesspace. We would like to use the user-interface not only to present our finding-aids but also those of other institutions in the Netherlands that are complementary to our finding-aids and if possible provide extra information surrounding these Finding-Aids

This brings me to our point. Namely the fact that we recently heard of ArchLight and someone said that would be a good fit for us and our objectives with the staff-interface. We are looking to expand our knowledge when it comes to ArcLight. Using Google to find Archlight brings us to a couple of DuraSpace pages, but that’s it.

Therefore I share the following question/request. Does anyone of you have any experience with ArchLight and if so could you share with us your documentation surrounding ArchLight? We would like to know as much as possible about ArchLight before we start to fiddle around with it. Any links or documents would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for helping us along.


Harm Jager
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