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2015 Prepared Talk Proposals

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== Scriptaloging with ArchivesSpace and NodeJS ==
 
* Brian Hoffman, brianjhoffman@gmail.com
 
ArchivesSpace is a new web application for managing archival collections. It has a browser-based interface for entering and editing metadata, and can import data serialized as EAD, MARC, and several other formats. But there may be situations where neither of these are quite what you want. For instance, you may have a large folder of images that each need a digital object record; or you may want to export an EAD for every collection in your repository; or calculate the total extent of your collection; or execute a global search and replace; or batch-update barcodes, etc. You could write a plugin using ArchivesSpace’s plugin API, but that requires facility with Ruby as well as access to the environment where the application is running. A more lightweight approach is to access your data through ArchivesSpace’s powerful REST API, and process it using whatever scripting language you prefer. This talk will present some simple “scriptaloging” solutions that a moderately skilled programmer can use to automate data entry or import tasks using an extendable command line tool written in NodeJS (https://www.npmjs.org/package/as-cli) and loosely inspired by Drupal’s drush utilitly.
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