[Archivesspace_Users_Group] General help on rights statements

Daniel Michelson dmichelson at smith.edu
Thu Oct 1 12:08:16 EDT 2020

Hi Kate,

*DACS* (or ISAD(G)/other national standards) explain the differences
between Conditions governing access
and Conditions governing use

There is definitely a lot of uncertainty in the community about how the
rights statements module in ArchivesSpace should be used.  All I can say is
that they are derived from PREMIS and it's not clear how different
organizations are using it.

All the best,


On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 11:48 AM Bowers, Kate A. <kate_bowers at harvard.edu>

> I cannot find good basic information on the purpose and use of rights
> statements in ArchivesSpace.  I am particularly looking something that
> would describe the differences among the purpose and uses of:
> ·        Conditions governing access
> ·        Conditions governing use
> ·        Rights statements
> Does anyone have good local documentation or know a direct link to
> official AS documentation that would help?  (I’ve found
> https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ArchivesSpaceUserManual/pages/897352054/Rights+Statements+Sub-Record+v2.1.0+-+Agents
> but it really doesn’t address why or when you would use a rights statement).
> Thanks!
> Kate
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