[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Redundant date expression issue - another solution

Kari R Smith smithkr at mit.edu
Fri Feb 10 10:10:06 EST 2017

Hi all,
We had the same issue here at MIT and suppressed the second date line so it only shows the Date Expression.  There are a few other customizations that we put into it (like suppressing some notes and adding an MIT specific header/footer) but you can at least copy / look at the bit that suppressed the second printed unitdate.

Available at:   https://raw.githubusercontent.com/frrrances/ASpace-style/master/as-ead-pdf.xsl


Kari R. Smith
Digital Archivist and Program Head for Born-digital Archives
Institute Archives and Special Collections
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts
617.253.5690   smithkr at mit.edu   http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/  @karirene69

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Majewski, Steven Dennis (sdm7g)
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:28 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Redundant date expression issue

Try editing archivesspace/stylesheets/as-ead-pdf.xsl

It looks like this template at the end is appending comma “,” and unitdate to the unit title in the first block, and then calling the unitdate template a second time in the next block.

If you edit one of those out, it should produce what you want.  — Steve.

    <!-- Unittitles and all other clevel elements -->
    <xsl:template match="ead:did" mode="dsc">
        <fo:block margin-bottom="0">
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:unittitle"/>
            <xsl:if test="(string-length(ead:unittitle[1]) > 1) and (string-length(ead:unitdate[1]) > 1)">, </xsl:if>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:unitdate" mode="did"/>
        <fo:block margin-bottom="4pt" margin-top="0">
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:repository" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:origination" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:unitdate" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:physdesc" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:physloc" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:dao" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:daogrp" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:langmaterial" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:materialspec" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:abstract" mode="dsc"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="ead:note" mode="dsc"/>

On Feb 9, 2017, at 2:43 PM, Lewis, Kylie <lewis at towson.edu<mailto:lewis at towson.edu>> wrote:

Good afternoon,

While exporting finished finding aids to PDFs, we noticed that the date expression field is creating a visually redundant copy of the date such as the image attached. Is there a way to remove the redundancy while being able to maintain a date expression? Or is this a case of possibly having to include the date in the title to remove the redundancy? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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