Export descriptions and terms

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Excerpt of exported archival description in EAD 2002 XML format

ICA-AtoM provides an export functionality that can be used to export archival descriptions, authority records, archival institutions and terms. Exported descriptions and taxonomies will be displayed in your web browser window. To save the XML export file, use your browser's "Save page as" functionality. We have noticed that in some cases the Safari browser will only save as HTML. Please use Firefox, IE, or Chrome to "Save page as" XML. To exit the XML export file, click on your browser's back button.


The following file types can be exported:

  • EAD (hierarchical archival descriptions and associated authority records, archival institution descriptions and taxonomy terms)
  • Dublin Core XML, MODS XML (archival descriptions and associated taxonomy terms)
  • EAC (authority records)
  • SKOS (hierarchical taxonomies)


Contents

EAD export

In the archival description view page, select EAD 2002 XML under Export in the context menu. This will export the current archival description plus all its child records and associated authority records, archival institution descriptions and taxonomy terms.


Dublin Core XML export

In the archival description view page, select Dublin Core 1.1 XML under Export in the context menu. This will export the current archival description plus associated taxonomy terms.


MODS XML export

Go to an archival description view page using the MODS description template. Select MODS 3.3 XML under Export in the context menu. This will export the current archival description plus associated taxonomy terms.


EAC export

In an authority record view page, select EAC under Export in the context menu. This will export the authority record currently being viewed.


SKOS export

In a term view page, select SKOS under Export in the context menu. This will export the current term and all its narrow terms. Be aware that some browsers (e.g., Safari) may only allow you to save the Exported SKOS file as HTML. Firefox and Chrome provide the ability to Save page as XML, which enables Importing as XML into another program or into another version of ICA-AtoM.


Bulk archival description EAD export

ICA-AtoM 1.4 includes the ability for advanced users comfortable with using the command line interface (CLI) to export multiple archival descriptions at a time via the CLI. For instructions on the use of this feature, please see: Bulk Export via Command Line Interface (CLI) in the Development documentation.

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