An automated date parser for ArchivesSpace.
timewalk will automatically parse any values in ArchivesSpace's Date Expresssion field into ISO8601-compliant
End values. In addition, it will parse out date certainties and set the calendar/era values automatically.
Expectations on Data Entry
timewalk will parse any single date, or date span, properly. The following dates will parse correctly:
January 1900 [February 1860 - March 20, 1990] ca. 1950 to 1960
Date lists will not parse as expected, as the parser will break them into discrete dates. The following examples will not parse:
1999, 2000 January 1900; December 2000 February 20 and April 19, 1950
These dates should be broken into distinct Date entries in ArchivesSpace regardless; in other words, timewalk behaves as expected, assuming good data practice.
plugins/timewalk directory in your ArchivesSpace directory, copy the repository into that directory, and add
timewalk to your
Created by Alexander Duryee at The New York Public Library.
timewalk is built on timetwister, created by a cast of characters at the New York Public Library.