After attending this month’s ArchivesSpace Hackathon (which was an amazing event, by the way, which deserves its own blog post or two!), I started mucking about with the new reporting features in ArchivesSpace. So far, I’ve been tackling reports in three ways:
- Adding new reports to ArchivesSpace that I authored in JasperSoft Studio
- Editing prepackaged ArchivesSpace reports with JasperSoft Studio
- Adding a print.css stylesheet to ArchivesSpace to emulate those “print screen” reports from Archivists’ Toolkit
Long story short, it was actually a lot easier than I expected to add new reports to ArchivesSpace (tested on versions 1.4.x). If you can write a new report with a tool like JasperSoft Studio, then you’ll be able to upload it to ArchivesSpace with ease. That said, I still wonder what other changes might be required to load new reports into ArchivesSpace that are parameterized (and so, require additional user interactions before running), but I hope that those features will be added to new releases of the ArchivesSpace reports module if they aren’t already there. In any event, those types of reports will be my next steps of exploration. In the meantime, this post is about what I have up and running right now.