[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Sub-subseries custom usage?

Daniel Michelson dmichelson at smith.edu
Tue Oct 20 12:41:35 EDT 2020

Hi Lev,

I don't believe there's any concept of a sub-subseries distinct from a
subseries in EAD or ArchivesSpace.  Nesting subseries is a very reasonable
approach to large complex collections, so I'd encourage you to consider
re-examining your display code, rather than changing the way you encode

Hope that helps!

All the best,


On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 12:25 PM Earle, Lev <learle at library.rochester.edu>

> Hello everyone,
> I’m wondering if anyone out there has configured their instance to make
> sub-subseries level designations available.
> I’m currently working with some very large collection imports where
> sub-subseries would be useful, and know that EAD allows for I think a
> maximum of twelve levels (or something faintly ridiculous), but also know
> that the out-of-the-box AS doesn’t include a sub-subseries level
> designation. I know you can technically nest subseries as children under
> each other, but this feels like bad form and plays havoc with our display
> code. We could probably figure out something ourselves to hack in a
> sub-subseries designation, but I wanted to see what/if anyone else was
> doing, as we’d like to try and build consistently with other institutions
> to make future inter-institutional collaboration go more smoothly.
> Many thanks for any help! I’m new to this listserv and have been learning
> a lot following conversations but still have a long ways to go.
> Cheers,
> -Lev.
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> Lev Earle
> Special Collections Processing Archivist – RBSCP
> University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
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