ArchivesSpace Preferences, Controlled Value Lists, & Default Values


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


ArchivesSpace Preferences, Controlled Value Lists, & Default Values (PDF)

This version is for institutions using Alliance ArchivesSpace hosting.

Specifies the preferences, controlled value lists, and default values that the Alliance sets on hosted instances, where institutions may want to change or augment, and where doing so will create non-compliant data and outputs.


Software: ArchivesSpace v. 2.8

Configuration notes: n/a

Current phase: Phase 5 (Approved)

Written by: Archival Collection Management Standing Group

Approved by: n/a

Last updated: 2021 March

Nature of last update: Minor revision to default value requirements for AS v 2.8

Document History: 2.1