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ArchivesSpace of A-State: Navigating ArchivesSpace

Browsing Bar

You can browse the collections in ArchivesSpace, starting with the browsing bar at the top of the page.
                 Browser Bar Screenshot

The Browsing Bar features five tabs.

  • Collections - This tab is where you will find each of our collections.
  • Unprocessed Material - This tab is where you will find information about our collections that have not been processed yet.
  • Subjects - This tab allows you to browse through a list of subjects that the records in our collections and records have been tagged with.
  • Names - This tab allows you to browse a list of names that are listed in our collections and records.  Some names are names of people, while others are names of organizations. 
  • Search - The magnifying glass takes you to a new page, where you can enter specific search terms.

Browsing in ArchivesSpace

By clicking on Collections, you will be taken to a new page listing all collections in alphabetical order. 

You will see a drop down box, listing options for sorting collection results.

  • Relevance
  • Title (ascending) - default
  • Title (descending)
  • Year (ascending)
  • Year (descending)

On the right side of the screen, you will see options to further filter the results. This can be done by searching for something within the results or by clicking on an additional filter, such as by subjects, or names.


ArchivesSpace Filter Screenshot

Viewing a collection record

A collection page has different parts of the finding aid displayed. This can include:

  • series
  • boxes
  • folders
  • items

ArchivesSpace Collection Record Screenshot

Viewing a folder or item record

Similarly at the folder or item level, information from the finding aid is displayed. When using ArchivesSpace, your search results may direct you to a specific folder or item. To understand that folder or item better, look at the directory information that tells you what collection, series (if applicable), and box your search result came from.

ArchivesSpace Item Record Screenshot

Contact Archives & Special Collections!

  322 University Loop,
          Jonesboro, AR 72467

7th Floor  7th Floor, A-State Library
          (Appointment Only) 

   (870) 972-2960

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Thank you to the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections Processing Team for allowing us to copy their Using MIT ArchivesSpace guide.