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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. 2.5.2
Configuration notes: n/a
Current phase: Phase 5 (Approved) Written by: Archival Collection Management Working Group of the Unique and Local Content Team
Approved by: n/a Last updated: 2020 May

Nature of last update: Major revision for AS v 2.5.2
Document History: Version 2.0