[Archivesspace_Users_Group] customizing search return screen

Mark Cooper mark.cooper at lyrasis.org
Thu Nov 6 13:06:16 EST 2014

Hi Allyson,

If you put a request into our help desk we can certainly look into what it will take to integrate and support this.



Mark Cooper
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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Allyson Smally <asmally at colgate.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 11:03 AM
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Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] customizing search return screen

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your reply. Yes, I am referring to the "Search all" feature.

Unfortunately, we are a hosted instance, so we cannot make use of the plug-in.


On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Chris Fitzpatrick <Chris.Fitzpatrick at lyrasis.org<mailto:Chris.Fitzpatrick at lyrasis.org>> wrote:

Hi Allyson,

I can see how this is a little confusing, since the title is a little vague.

Looking at the

https://www.pivotaltracker.com/s/projects/386247/storie<https://www.pivotaltracker.com/s/projects/386247/stories>s/47583211 ticket, this was for "Accessions, Resources, and Digital Objects on their browse pages", so these configurations are for the searches done on those records types browse screens.

Mark Cooper submitted a feature request for doing sometime similar for the "Search All" feature. It's still in the backlog for an upcoming release, but it shouldn't be too difficult to implement.

In the meantime, you can add this as a plugin..check out this gist :


Put this _results.html.erb file in your plugins/local/frontend/views/search directory. This will add your configurations to the Search All pages. But, it is a little clunky, becuase it's going with multiple record types. If, for example, you have "Identifier" for both Accessions and Resources, you're Search All results will have two identifier columns ( one for each model).

We can refine this, but I think this might help you out right now? Let me know what you think..


Chris Fitzpatrick | Developer, ArchivesSpace
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Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 8:17 PM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] customizing search return screen

Hello list,

According to the release page, the newest version of ArchivesSpace should include FEATURE #47583211: "As an Archivist, I want to be able to configure the browse and search return screens within the staff UI based on my own preferences."

However, I still cannot seem to be able to do this for search results, and our request in pivotal tracker is still unresolved: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/s/projects/386247/stories/73977418

Am I missing something, or is this still an ongoing issue?

Thanks very much,

Allyson E. Smally
Processing Archivist
Colgate University Libraries
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Colgate University Libraries
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