As head archivist, I want the ability to have two or more processing archivists simultaneously adding Resource Component records using different default resource component values.


When Processing Archivist No. 1 is entering Resource Component data and edits the default values to reduce repetitive data entry, that user is changing the Resource Component Default Values at the repository level, not at their user level [v2.5.2]. So, when Processing Archivist No. 2, working on a totally different Resource, wants to simultaneously enter resource components using different default values, this user is faced with a dilemma; a) make the best of Archivist No. 1’s default values, or, b) change the default values and thereby frustrate Archivist No. 1 by stepping on their default values.

An alternative approach (currently employed) is to allow only one processing archivist into ArchivesSpace at a time. This is inefficient and defeats ArchivesSpace’s ability to manage multiple simultaneous users. Thank you.


Maggie Hughes
October 31, 2019, 3:21 PM

Hi The Development Prioritization sub-team reviewed this ticket in our October meeting. We believe this functionality already exists in the application through the Rapid Data Entry (RDE) tool and the ability to create and save RDE templates. We recommend looking into using RDE and saving RDE templates for the scenario you described. Some relevant links in the user docs:

Because the functionality already exists, we are closing this ticket. However, if we’ve misunderstood the issue, please comment to re-open the ticket. Thank you!

-on behalf of Dev Pri



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Chris S. Ervin

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