[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Extent Type

Brad Westbrook brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org
Thu Apr 30 13:27:15 EDT 2015

Hi, Jaime,

One thing I have done in the past is to use the “parenthetical plural,” for lack of a better phrase, i.e., “volume(s)”, “image(s), etc.  Thus, 1 volume(s) or 4 volume(s).  This does not work for foot/feet obviously.

That’s just one suggestion.

Brad W.

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Jaime Margalotti
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Extent Type

How are other people dealing with the singular/plural issues in Extent Type?

What I mean by this is we might have 1 volume or 2 volumes in a collection.  Do you have both "volume" and "volumes" in the Extent Type drop-down or do you force people to chose "volumes" even if they only have 1 item (and then manually fix the spawned finding aid/marc record)?

This may sound silly, but is actually an incredibly important question for my cleanup and clarification of procedures going forward.



Jaime L. Margalotti

Senior Assistant Librarian

Manuscripts and Archives Department University of Delaware Library

Newark, DE  19717-5267


jmargalo at udel.edu<mailto:jmargalo at udel.edu>
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