[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Past Perfect migration?

Gwenlyn Coddington gcoddington at mcdaniel.edu
Wed Mar 3 09:54:04 EST 2021

Hi Miranda,

I did a small-scale migration of past perfect records to ArchivesSpace over the summer (less than 1000 records). It was pretty messy, but I am happy to share some of the things I learned if you'd like to talk.

My email is gcoddington at mcdaniel.edu

Best regards,
Gwen Coddington

Gwenlyn Coddington
Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Hoover Library
McDaniel College

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Good morning Miranda,

I do not believe that there is an existing import template for PastPerfect.  That said, I know that PP will export into excel.  From there, you could use the Harvard plugin to get your data into ASpace.  (The plugin is part of the core code for version 2.8 (think I have the # right)).  If you’re using an earlier version, you can add the plugin and use it to import resource records from excel.  (Your accession records can go in through the built in importer.

It is doable – it will just require a bit of extra work.

Good luck with the project!

All the best,


VivianLea Solek


Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives

1 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511-6702

Phone 203 752-4578
Fax 203 865-0351

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My institution is brand-new to ArchivesSpace and has been using Past Perfect for 20+ years. I’m hoping to be directed to documentation to help me plan how to migrate data from Past Perfect into ArchivesSpace. Has anyone already done this and could you point me to the documents/videos that helped you?

Thank you and apologies if this isn’t an appropriate question for this group!



Miranda Novak

Assistant Director of Instructional Technology

Clemens & Alcuin Libraries, IT Services

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University


mnovak at csbsju.edu<mailto:mnovak at csbsju.edu>

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