As an archivist I would like to be able to export EAD any level of a multi-level description, not just at resource level


At Cambridge University we use EAD data as part of our workflow to link archival metadata to records in our Digital Library. As we have some huge multi-level catalogues on ArchivesSpace (e.g. Cambridge University Archives), it would be helpful to be able to export EAD information below resource level for sections of a catalogue.

This may be linked to and being able to create PDFs at any level of a catalogue.


Natalie Adams
November 4, 2020, 12:44 PM

Realise this this is not linked to as that allows the full finding aid to be downloaded from any level (not to download a finding aid from a record selected which excludes parent/ancestor information and includes child records).

Christine Di Bella
January 14, 2021, 10:02 PM

- just to be clear, the request is not to export and EAD for a single component, but to export an EAD for a component and any of its children? Or a component and everything below it, regardless of hierarchy (i.e. both siblings and children)?

Natalie Adams
January 18, 2021, 11:27 AM

Thanks - component and everything below it (children, grandchildren, etc, etc) regardless of hierarchy would be great.

In this example, - it would be the archives of the ADC theatre and all children, grandchildren of that record- but not the siblings of the component (such as

Natalie Adams
February 25, 2021, 10:53 AM

We have implemented this locally to support internal digitisation workflows- suggest this ticket is closed. If you’re interested in further info about how we did it, please contact




Natalie Adams