[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Agent as Subject
Powers, Susanna S
powers at tulane.edu
Mon May 23 09:51:02 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. I would like to recommend that when someone assigns "agent as subject" that it would be retrieved in a subject search, at least in the public interface.
Thanks and best wishes,
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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