As an archivist, I would like to associate URI values with controlled vocabulary terms.


In order to supplement exported EAD files and support conversion to linked data, I would like to be able to record controlled terms as URIs (e.g., MARC relator term of "actor" to be exportable as Institutions should then be able to choose whether to export these values as EAD 2002 or EAD3 element attributes.


Cory Nimer
June 25, 2019, 6:41 PM

A more detailed specification for this feature request is now available at The document was made available for public community review between June 12-21, and updates made based on contributed recommendations.

, if additional details are needed prior to prioritization review please let me know.

Cory Nimer
April 30, 2019, 6:42 PM

, I agree--gathering community feedback would be a great idea. The list above was meant to be examples, and do not necessarily represent best practice. This might also be a useful exercise in identifying vocabularies that should be established with URI values.

Patrick Galligan
April 30, 2019, 6:36 PM

The Dev Pri team thinks we need some community support/input for the controlled vocabs and specific actionable items before moving forward with this.

Patrick Galligan
April 24, 2019, 8:12 PM

This generally looks good to me, although I'm not sure about the necessity of the rights portions.

I'd also like to add that it'd be great to have external identifiers in certain models (topics, agents).

I'd recommend getting community input on these vocabs and passing afterwards.

Cory Nimer
July 10, 2018, 8:52 PM

Lists provided as ArchivesSpace controlled vocabularies that could be associated with registered URI values include:




Cory Nimer