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Best Practice Recommendation: The purpose of the Orbis Cascade Alliance”s ArchivesSpace documentation is to:

  • Ensure a basic level of uniformity in the structure, encoding, and content of archival collection management metadata
  • Promote interoperability of metadata
  • Provide clear guidance on program-wide and institutional choices
  • Ease the pathway from ArchivesSpace to Archives West


Instructions for exporting EAD, PDFs, MARCXML, digital object metadata, and folder labels from ArchivesSpace. Includes steps necessary to use the AS2AW script so that EAD is compliant with the Alliance's EAD Best Practices and can go into Archives West.

Software: ArchivesSpace v. 1.5.2
Configuration notes: n/a
Current phase: Phase 5 (Approved) Written by: Archival Collection Management Working Group of the Content Creation & Dissemination Team
Approved by: n/a Last updated: 2017 April 3

Does this documentation need to be updated? Please submit your corrections here.
Staff Contact: Jodi Allison-Bunnell Nature of last update: Version 1
Document History: Version 1.0