[Archivesspace_Users_Group] search behavior

Galloway, Ed edwardg at pitt.edu
Thu Apr 17 10:53:16 EDT 2014


I was about to write to the group to express this same concern but saw that Christine already did (see below) about a month ago, but it received no reply. Is the search behavior being addressed as she suggests?

Thanks, Ed

Edward A. Galloway
Head, Archives Service Center
University Library System
University of Pittsburgh

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Christine Di Bella
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 12:11 PM
To: archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] search behavior

(Apologies if this has been answered before.)

Now that I have more data in my test ArchivesSpace instance, I'm noticing things that I'm sure have been there all along and I just didn't realize it. Is the search engine on ArchivesSpace set up as an "OR" rather than an "AND"? Any multi-word search I do pulls up way more results than I would have expected, i.e. any record of any type that has any of the words included. (Perhaps this may also be part of the reason that provided LCNAF plugin seems to be virtually unusable?) Since Google and its ilk have spoiled many of us, I'm sure I'm not alone in saying an "AND" search would be more useful.

I do see that I can use quotation marks or "and" between search terms to further focus searches for my own records (though doing so seems to have no effect on the LCNAF plugin). That's definitely helpful.

Is this the intended behavior? Are more advanced search and faceting browsing capabilities intended for near term future releases?



Christine Di Bella
Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center
Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ  08540
Email : cdibella at ias.edu<mailto:cdibella at ias.edu>
Phone: 609-734-8368
Website : http://library.ias.edu/archives
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