[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Warnings for collection content in ArchivesSpace

Joshua D. Shaw Joshua.D.Shaw at dartmouth.edu
Wed Dec 1 09:29:47 EST 2021

Hi Everyone

I've gotten the content warnings plugin I mentioned up for others to take a look at. GitHub - dartmouth-dltg/aspace_content_warnings<https://github.com/dartmouth-dltg/aspace_content_warnings>

Note that this is still in a 'beta' phase, so I would not recommend using this in a production system without testing. I've tested this locally and seen no issues, but... better safe than sorry!

For institutions that have enabled the request form in the PUI with the email setup, I'd be especially interested to know if the plugin feedback form works as intended - ie it sends an email with a patron's suggested warnings. That piece is one area that might need improvement.

I'd be interested in hearing thoughts and feedback and collaborating if others are interested in contributing so that we can make this work for a wide variety of institutions.


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Are you using the ArchivesSpace PUI? If so, you could change the standard note order in Preferences so General notes are on top. Granted, they will always be on top regardless of if it’s a trigger warning note. We’re using General notes with a “Harmful Language Statement” warning, or something along those lines. However, we use ArcLight for discovery which doesn’t yet respect ArchivesSpace note order.

The plugin mentioned below would also be incredibly useful for folks using the PUI.

Bri McLaughlin, she/her/hers

Visiting Metadata Services Librarian

Indiana University


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My sense is that ArchivesSpace is so tied to EAD as a data model that a change to one couldn't happen without a change to the other. Right now it seems to me like the best solution for this would be to write a plugin that looks for either a user-defined text field with the content warning in it, or a general note with a specific label indicating a content warning, and displays it as an alert in the PUI.

I'd be curious to hear others' thoughts about this. It's definitely something we would use here.  -k


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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Warnings for collection content in ArchivesSpace

Has anyone suggested a note for ArchivesSpace that would contain content or trigger warnings for the collection being described? The General note would tend to get lost among the other notes and both the Abstract and Scope and Content Notes do not seem to be quite right either. It would also be important that the note be at the beginning of the ArchivesSpace finding aid so a researcher could see it immediately rather than come further in the description (which they might not read).


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