The Yale archival community is working on improving the ArchivesSpace Public User Interface's PDF creation process. The out-of-the-box PUI software offers users the option of generating a new PDF version of a finding aid every time they use the "Print" icon in the collection-level page. The Yale enhancement will provide users with a static PDF with improved formatting deriving from a validated EAD file.
New resource records published in the Archives at Yale platform are indexed and displayed as a dynamic finding aid within minutes. A PDF version of the finding aid will not immediately be available. Overnight, the ArchivesSpace Export Service will export the EAD file for each newly published resource record. Once the EAD file is validated, a PDF will be created and posted on Archives at Yale. It should be available for downloading and printing the next day.
In order for a new Handle to be created by the nightly export service, resource records must fulfill the following requirements: