About the series:
The East Carolina University Pirates are engaged in a large-scale migration project to evaluate, prep, and load data from several dispersed databases into ArchivesSpace. Over the next two years, ECU will share the journey from careening data to weighing anchor to sailing into production. By regularly posting progress ECU aims to empower you, the ArchivesSpace community, to know that you can do it, too!
Author: Kelly Spring
We pirates have been busy in the past few months. Our scallywag data is in ArchivesSpace, 95% of our digital objects are reconciled to the finding aids, our authorities database is up and running, and the crew is fully using the AS staff interface. We’re preparing to tack towards the public user interface, so avast ye, mates! A new look is coming!
In true pirate fashion, we’ve commandeered our own PUI. New features of the frontend interface will include digital object integration, the ability to search across all repositories, highlighted search results, and a built-in request system.
Not to mention, the staff are ecstatic about directly importing EADs complete with digital objects and authorities! No more enticing the developer with Swedish fish and root beer barrels to script in container lists, and no more stockpiling Truffles (Confectionery)in case of cataloging mutiny.
When can ye landlubbers expect to see the kumquats of our labor? Look for our new interface to come about just in time for the winter holidays.