[Archivesspace_Users_Group] linking to related Resources / Archival Objects in ArchivesSpace

Ron Van den Branden Ron.VandenBranden at antwerpen.be
Wed May 18 15:44:40 EDT 2022

Hi all,

This is my first message to this group; apologies if this has been addressed before (tried my best researching the list archive at https://www.mail-archive.com/archivesspace_users_group@lyralists.lyrasis.org/). At my institution, we’re preparing a migration of data from a previous archival description system to ArchivesSpace. The previous system allowed for structured links between archival descriptions within the system. For example, resource A could point to resource B within the same system by means of a system identifier, which the system would resolve to a full link in the PUI. This is functioning in a similar way as Agents Links or Related Accessions sections in ArchivesSpace; only with a different record type (resources / archival objects instead of agents, resp. accessions).

Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see an immediate equivalent mechanism in ArchivesSpace. This raises some questions:

  *   Am I overlooking the obvious, and does ArchivesSpace provide a structured mechanism to point from a Resource / Archival Object to another Resource / Archival Object?
  *   If not, I do see the External Documents section as a close fit, with the semantic drawback that these linked resources are not really external but rather internal. More substantially, though, External Documents only allows for a literal URL, which is less elegant, more error-prone, and less sustainable than the dynamically generated links provided via Agent Links or Related Accessions.
  *   If not, is this something that’s on a development roadmap, or have others implemented this as a plug-in?

Many thanks for your thoughts!



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