[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Character limits on sub notes?

Jane LaBarbara jane.labarbara at mail.wvu.edu
Mon Oct 24 11:47:23 EDT 2016

Dear all,

My institution is migrating into ASpace and using the Public User Interface, and we're hoping to completely transition out of our old system/user interface by the end of 2016.

Because of the issue with <emph> tags/@render attributes showing up as text instead of displaying as italics etc. (AR-1234-we've noticed this in the "title" field, example here: https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/328) , we're trying to find a workaround for one of our most prominent collections, the Pearl Buck Literary Manuscripts, which has a LOT of folder titles that include italics (you can see the S/C note and contents list here https://findingaids.lib.wvu.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=wvcguide;cc=wvcguide;type=simple;rgn=Entire%20Finding%20Aid;q1=4052;view=reslist;subview=standard;sort=occur;start=1;size=25;didno=4052;focusrgn=scopecontent;byte=24750517&newsid=1).

I thought we could try to put the contents list of each series in the series Scope and Content Note until the bug is fixed (so our italics won't look ugly to the public), but when I tried that, saved the record, and tried to navigate around in that resource record, I got something about "an error occurred" and "FULL head" - we were able to fix that with help from a previous listserv exchange--see http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/mailman/htdig/archivesspace_users_group/2016-March/003316.html-- but our Systems person doesn't want to leave the fix in place, which means I can't put that much text in the Scope and Content Note.  I had this issue in version 1.4.2, but we're in the middle of moving to 1.5.1.

TL;DR Does anyone know how many characters can fit into a sub note without breaking it?

Any other ideas on how to present this massive contents list to the public until the italics-related bug is fixed would also be welcome.

Thank you,

/ Jane Metters LaBarbara
Assistant Curator, West Virginia & Regional History Center<https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/>
West Virginia University Libraries
(304) 293-0352 office
jane.labarbara at mail.wvu.edu<mailto:jane.labarbara at mail.wvu.edu>

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