[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Inconsistent Accession Identifer display

Prom, Christopher John prom at illinois.edu
Fri Mar 28 16:08:26 EDT 2014

The default separator for ID segments in Archon is a forward slash, so +1 for making these configurable. There may already be a way to do it, but I have not had time to research the issue.

Chris Prom
University of Illinois

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:03 PM, Christine Di Bella <cdibella at ias.edu> wrote:

> 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
> Christine Di Bella
> Archivist
> 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
> display
> All,
> 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
> dash-separated.
> Has anyone else noticed this?  Thoughts?
> Mike
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