These are instructions for using the ArchivesSpace Digital Object Plugin to link catalog records stored in ArchivesSpace from Archive-It seed records. Any questions or issues regarding this plugin should be submitted to Archivesspace-DO-Plugin github.
- Step 1: Install ArchivesSpace digital object plugin
- Step 2: Link ArchivesSpace resource to Archive-It seed
Install ArchivesSpace digital object plugin
This is an ArchivesSpace plugin that extends the ArchivesSpace API to allow real time Digital Object look ups.
- Download latest release at: https://github.com/NYULibraries/Archivesspace-DO-Plugin/releases
- Uncompress and install the plugin in your archivesspace plugins directory
- Enable the plugin by editing the file in config/config.rb: AppConfig[:plugins] = ['some_exisiting plugin', 'composers']
- Add a proxy for your backend url in config/config.rb: AppConfig[:backend_proxy_url] = "http://example.com:8089"
Full documentation is available on the plugin GitHub page.
Link ArchivesSpace resource to Archive-It seed
The ArchivesSpace digital object plugin includes an endpoint designed for integration with Archive-It. The endpoint generates a json response that provides the title, number of digital objects, and a link to provide a user with more information about a collection for a resource in ArchivesSpace.
Once the ArchivesSpace plug-in has been installed, you'll need to follow these steps to connect related resources to your seeds:
- Locate the URI for an ArchivesSpace resource.
- Open the Seed settings for the relevant web resource and navigate to the Metadata tab.
- Click "Edit" to add metadata.
- Copy and paste the URI into the “Related Archival Materials” field and click “Add” to commit the entry. Note that only one ArchivesSpace URI can currently be connected per document/seed in Archive-It.
- The results will list the Collection Title and Extent and should appear on the public site within an hour.
Full documentation is available on the Archive-It integration GitHub page.
This discovery tool was developed in collaboration with NYU Libraries and funded with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please contact NYU Libraries for more information and troubleshooting.