[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Inconsistent Accession Identifer display

Christine Di Bella cdibella at ias.edu
Fri Mar 28 16:03:55 EDT 2014

I've noticed this as well, and have also noted that neither matches the
default display in Archivists' Toolkit, which separates the segments by a
period. Taking them out of the collection title display, and consistency
elsewhere, or, preferably, the ability to customize these displays, would
be my preference. This goes for Resource identifiers, whose segments are
also separated by dashes in ASpace and periods in AT, too.

Small in the grand scheme of things, of course, but would be nice. :)


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

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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Inconsistent Accession Identifer


I've noticed that way in which multi-part accession identifiers is
displayed is inconsistent.

First, the segments of the accession number display as part of the
accession title, both in the title column in any list of accessions and
across the top of the accession record.  I personally don't think the
identifier should be included in the accession title in this way, but it's
confusing because the identifier segments are separated by commas in that
context.  In the Identifier column of a list of accessions, the segments
are separated by dashes.

I think it would be helpful to display accession identifiers more
consistently.  My personal preference would be to remove them from
displays of accession titles altogether, but if the community consensus is
to keep them there, they should be consistent with display elsewhere and

Has anyone else noticed this?  Thoughts?


Michael Rush
Accessioning Archivist
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Yale University

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library will close for a major
renovation in May 2015, reopening in August 2016.  We will maintain a
reading room in Sterling Memorial Library during this time, but access to
various collections will be limited as early as April 2014 while we
prepare for closure. For details, please visit our renovation website at

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