[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Object Module validation error

Corey Schmidt Corey.Schmidt at uga.edu
Wed Jun 1 10:46:00 EDT 2022

Hey Julia,

In my experience, when a validation error occurs, that means there's something wrong with the data that ArchivesSpace couldn't understand. For example, we write some EAD and XML tags<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ArchivesSpaceUserManual/pages/890208354/Using+EAD+Tagging+XML+Special+Characters+and+Punctuation+in+Text+Fields> into our notes that are incorrectly formatted, like missing an ending > for instance: Hello, my name is <emph>Bob</emph. Or it could be ArchivesSpace was looking for a piece of data, but couldn't find it, like so: {"id_0"=>["Property is required but was missing"]} (borrowed from this post<http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/mailman/htdig/archivesspace_users_group/2014-March/000194.html>).

I would check the archival and digital object notes and any other free text fields for errors like these first. If you don't see anything wrong, could you give us more info? Specifically: Are there any other details besides "validation error" that ArchivesSpace is giving you? How are you adding the digital object (through staff interface or spreadsheet importer)? Could you send us the JSON for the archival and digital objects?


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Julia Tanenbaum
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:53 AM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Object Module validation error

Dear ArchivesSpace users,

I am attempting to add a digital object to a record for the same item as an instance. It already has a physical instance. When I try to add it I get a "validation error." Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?


Julia Tanenbaum
Project Processing Archivist
University of Wisconsin Madison University Archives
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