[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Object Module Use

Liz Neely lneely at okeeffemuseum.org
Mon Aug 16 16:42:42 EDT 2021

Sorry if I’m taking this thread on a turn:

Trevor, I would love to learn more about your implementation or any documentation that you accessed to make it work.

We at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum store DOs as links to IIIF manifests that serve our Collections Online (example<https://collections.okeeffemuseum.org/archive/component/aspace_ef23398f18a4db18283486526d89bf28/>) and linked open data (the data pipeline takes in the EAD). Now that we’ve also published these collections on the PUI, the links appear broken in the PUI since the file instance is a link to the manifest (info.json) and not an image file. I’ve been looking around for documentation that recognizes this and engages a viewer, but haven’t found anything. Am I not looking closely enough?

Any directions would be appreciated!

Liz Neely (she/her)
Curator of Digital Experience
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Santa Fe, New Mexico
lneely at gokm.org

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Trevor Thornton <trthorn2 at ncsu.edu>
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8:29 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Object Module Use
We use digital objects in ArchivesSpace to link archival object records with both online resources (mostly digitized images and documents on our digital collections site<https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections>) and corresponding packages (AIPs) in our digital preservation repository.

For materials that are published online, the digital object includes the item's URL. Our finding aids system uses this URL to access a IIIF manifest for images published online, which lets us to include linked thumbnail images within the context of the finding aid - here's an example of that<https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00456/contents>.

For packages in the preservation repository, we mint a common identifier (UUID) that is stored in both systems (in the repo and in AS as the digital object identifier), which allows us to link between them.

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 10:11 AM Huggard, Marcella <mhuggard at ku.edu<mailto:mhuggard at ku.edu>> wrote:
Hi Bailey,

We’re connecting to our digital objects in Islandora – of course, our digital management system has way more digital collections available than just what’s from our manuscript collections, so we try to be very clear and upfront about that in our public user interface so researchers know to go to Islandora for other digital collections, but we do like the ability to link directly to the finding aid. We’re also considering ArchivesSpace the single source of truth for manuscript collections information online, so having the linked digital objects display there falls into that workflow.

Our public interface is at https://archives.lib.ku.edu/ if you want to take a look!


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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Object Module Use

Hello All,

I’m interested in knowing how and why people use (or don’t use) the Digital Object section of AS. Any input at all would be appreciated – thanks!


Bailey Hoffner, MLIS
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Metadata and Collections Management Archivist
University of Oklahoma Libraries
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Trevor Thornton
Applications Developer, Digital Library Initiatives
North Carolina State University Libraries
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