[Archivesspace_Users_Group] agent as subject
Powers, Susanna S
powers at tulane.edu
Fri Jun 3 11:52:44 EDT 2016
Good morning. We are in the process of migrating to ArchivesSpace, and I have started to new create records in it. I have a question about the function of an agent record as a subject. I am able to create this, but it does not work as I would have expected.
In MARC cataloging of archival collections (my primary work), we will frequently write a 1xx field as well as a 6xx field, indicating that a person or corporate body is both the creator as well as a topic of the collection. This is important so that researchers will retrieve the name in an author search or a subject search.
In ArchivesSpace, it does not appear to work this way. That is, a name as subject is not retrieved in a subject search. Has anyone else considered making "agent as subject" retrievable in a subject search, at least in the public interface? If this is possible, how can this change be made?
Susanna S. Powers
powers at tulane.edu<mailto:powers at tulane.edu>
Archives Catalog Librarian
Louisiana Research Collection
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
New Orleans, LA 70118-5682
office phone 504.247.1819
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