[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Should digital object file_uri field allow non URI data?

Busch, Ed buschedw at msu.edu
Mon Apr 19 11:53:28 EDT 2021

I get an unable to access page. Maybe a screen shot.

Ed Busch, MLIS
Interim Head of University Archives and Historical Collections
Electronic Records Archivist
Conrad Hall, 943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing, MI 48824
buschedw at msu.edu<mailto:buschedw at msu.edu>

From: <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Brian Hoffman <brian.hoffman at lyrasis.org>
Reply-To: "archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org" <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 11:50 AM
To: "archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org" <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Should digital object file_uri field allow non URI data?


We have been trying to understand what to do about cases like the following:


[cid:image001.png at 01D73512.9C454DB0]

As things are now, ArchivesSpace will allow a value like this, but various renderings and transformations will not work as expected. I am wondering if:

  1.  This is a legacy bug; the field should have originally validated values to ensure they were URIs
  2.  This is a presentation layer bug: non URIs should be allowed in the file_uri field, but HTML and PDF presentations need to accommodate that.
  3.  Everything is fine. Users should be able to put whatever they want in file_uri, but if they want it to present right they need to write a plugin.

This isn’t an academic question, as this is currently happening with records created automatically by Preservica software.

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