[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Extent Type

Callahan, Maureen maureen.callahan at yale.edu
Thu Apr 30 13:39:40 EDT 2015

This, of course, assumes that you’re publishing elsewhere as HTML and not using the public interface of ASpace…


On Apr 30, 2015, at 1:33 PM, Callahan, Maureen <maureen.callahan at yale.edu<mailto:maureen.callahan at yale.edu>> wrote:

Another way to go would be to just pick one, and have your XML -> HTML stylesheet take care of plurals. It would look for values greater than one and change it to “boxes”, for instance.


On Apr 30, 2015, at 1:27 PM, Brad Westbrook <brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org<mailto:brad.westbrook at lyrasis.org>> wrote:

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.

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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


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