[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Agents with subdivisions - display in the public interface

White, Angela whitea at hanover.edu
Wed Jul 30 10:27:34 EDT 2014

Hi All,

I’m hoping to get some advice from the collective about agents.  I’ve been adding subdivisions to my corporate bodies when they’re in a subject role (rather than adding them as separate subjects) in hopes that they will export properly.  I’ve noticed that these subdivisions don’t show up in the public interface, and if I have the same corporate body with different subdivisions, the agent will appear twice without its subdivisions.  I’ve added a couple of screen shots to the end of my email to illustrate.
I’m also unable to select something like “Hanover College—Buildings” from a subject or an agent list if I’d like to reuse it for a different collection.

Are there thoughts on the best way to do this so it shows up in the public interface?  Best practices?  Are there any plans to correct this in future versions of ASpace?  I haven’t seen anything in PivotalTracker, but I’m not always convinced I’m reading the stories correctly.  I’m not doing any importing—this is all from scratch record creation.

Thanks for your help!


Angela White
Archives and Public Services Librarian
Hanover College

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