[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Objects

Newhouse, Sarah snewhouse at sciencehistory.org
Fri May 5 11:26:42 EDT 2023

We basically do the same at Kate, but we’ve also unpublished all our DAOs at the moment while we revisit how best to provide a linkage. The item-level records in the digital repository vs the folder-level info in ASpace meant that ASpace object page/display for that folder would potentially have tens of digital objects (or more than 100, for some photo albums), which would list in a loooong column that users had to scroll and scroll and scroll to view.

Our digital repository UI developer had a heart attack looking at it and agreed to work with me to revise how the systems interact.


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Othmer Library of Chemical History
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We don’t use AS for doing much with digital objects except to provide links to access objects in our digital repository and sometimes provide thumbnails. Our METS and MODS are all made elsewhere and stored in our digital repository along with the objects, so AS is not our tool for these functions.


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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Objects

Greetings all!

New ArchivesSpace user here. I've inherited a nicely populated AS with plenty of digital objects, but wanted to send out some feelers to get an idea of how others are using digital objects in AS. We have a separate digital repository, so there is redundancy, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to move forward.

If anyone would be willing to chat with me about how you find digital objects to be useful for you in AS (linking out from top containers, individual objects attached to folder levels, etc.) I would love to hear! Feel free to message me off list.

Thanks all!

Tracey Kry (she/her/hers)
Digital Collections Archivist
Library, Information, & Technology Services
Mount Holyoke College
tkry at mtholyoke.edu<mailto:tkry at mtholyoke.edu> | (413) 538-3232
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