[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Generating a list of collections URLs

Corey Schmidt Corey.Schmidt at uga.edu
Tue Mar 22 17:54:06 EDT 2022

Hi Daniel,

I can't speak with direct experience for the custom reports module of 3.2 (but I believe it should be able to get you that info), but for 3.1.1, you could absolutely run a python script against your ArchivesSpace API to get that. For example,

import csv
import re

from asnake.client import ASnakeClient

id_field_regex = re.compile(r"(^id_+\d)")
id_combined_regex = re.compile(r'[\W_]+', re.UNICODE)

def write_csv(mode, coll_title, coll_id, coll_url):
    with open("res_urls.csv", mode=mode, newline='', encoding='utf-8') as res_urls:
        file_write = csv.writer(res_urls, delimiter=",")
        file_write.writerow([coll_title, coll_id, coll_url])

def grab_res_urls(client):
    repos = client.get("repositories").json()
    for repo in repos:
        print(repo["name"] + "\n")
        repo_id = repo["uri"].split("/")[2]
        resources = client.get("repositories/{}/resources".format(repo_id), params={"all_ids": True}).json()
        for resource_id in resources:
            resource = client.get("repositories/{}/resources/{}".format(repo_id, resource_id))
            if resource.status_code == 200:
                combined_id = ""
                for field, value in resource.json().items():
                    id_match = id_field_regex.match(field)
                    if id_match:
                        combined_id += value + "-"
                combined_id = combined_id[:-1]
                if resource.json()["publish"] is True:
                    write_csv("a", resource.json()["title"], combined_id, resource.json()["uri"])
                print("Error with getting repositories/{}/resources/{}".format(repo_id, resource_id))
        print("-" * 100)

def run():
    asp_client = ASnakeClient(baseurl=as_api, username=as_un, password=as_pw)
    write_csv("w", "Collection_Title", "Collection_ID", "Collection_URL")


Running the above would get you a CSV file with all published collections and their info, You would have to tweak the above code to add the "https://alaska.libraryhost.com" part to the URL's returned. Also, under def run():, replace as_api, as_un, and as_pw with your archivesspace API URL, username, and password.

Example output:
Florene Young papers    UA04-025        /repositories/5/resources/4714

I'm more than happy to walk you through the steps of running and/or tweaking the above if you would like, so feel free to email me (Corey.Schmidt at uga.edu).

Hope this helps,

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Cornwall, Daniel D (EED) <daniel.cornwall at alaska.gov>
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Generating a list of collections URLs


Hi All,

My institution has cataloged our finding aids into our regular library catalog. With our recent-ish migration to ArchivesSpace, there is interest to ensure that all of our catalog finding aid records actually have ArchivesSpace URLs.

I know there is a resource list report in AS, but it doesn’t provide the URL. Ideally, I’d like a report that lists:

Collection Name

Collection Identifier

Collection URL

For example,

George L. Harrington Photograph Collection, ca. 1909-1917

Identifier: PCA 6


We’re currently on v. 3.1.1 – Could such a report be run on this version, and if not, could something like this be run in the custom reports module in 3.2? I’m not sure we’d immediately upgrade if we couldn’t get such a report anyway.

Thanks for any thoughts, insight or experience. - Daniel

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