Just a quick reply to say that we chose option 1, too, here at Yale.  We tested 
the migration process many times before we performed the official migration.  
Maureen Callahan provided a window into the fun in the following blog post:  


From: archivesspace_users_group-boun...@lyralists.lyrasis.org 
[mailto:archivesspace_users_group-boun...@lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of 
Noah Huffman
Sent: Wednesday, 12 October, 2016 2:50 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Data migration problem ATK - 
ArchivesSpace only specific Resource records not transferred

Hi Kari,

I'm not aware of a way to run the AT migration tool on a subset of resource 

I think your options are:

1.       Figure out why the 6 records did not migrate (did you see any issues 
reported in the migration error log?), fix the issues, and run the entire ATK 
to ASpace migration again

2.       Export the 6 resources from ATK as EAD and import the EAD into ASpace.

If you choose option 2, you'll lose some of the relationships you may have 
established in ATK between the resource record and other record types, 
particularly accession records.

We encountered a similar problem during our ATK to ASpace migration and chose 
option 1, iteratively solving the problems reported in the migration error log 
and then re-running the migration tool.


Noah Huffman
Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Duke University | 919-660-5982

 [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-boun...@lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of 
Kari R Smith
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:01 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group 
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Data migration problem ATK - ArchivesSpace 
only specific Resource records not transferred

In our recent data migration from ATK to ArchivesSpace there were 6 Resource 
records that did not transfer.  We have the IDs of the records.  The 
components, Names, Accession records associated all transferred.

Is there a way to run the migrator tool for just the 6 specific collections?  
Or am I best off doing an EAD XML export from ATK and then Importing those into 


Kari R. Smith
Digital Archivist, Institute Archives and Special Collections
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
617.253.5690   smithkr at mit.edu   

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