ArchivesSpace Resource Records


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 Resource Records (PDF)

Instructions for creating single- and multiple-level Resource Records in ArchivesSpace that are compliant with DACS. Resource Records correctly encoded will create output that is compliant with the Alliance’s EAD Best Practices and can go into Archives West.


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: Version 2.1

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