[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Inconsistent Accession Identifer display

Joan Curbow CurbowJ at bvu.edu
Fri Mar 28 16:35:01 EDT 2014

I noticed that, too, and asked about it. The designers are aware of this glitch and have plans to remove the identifier (with the annoying comma separation) from the title display. At some point.

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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Inconsistent Accession Identifer display


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?


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

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