[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Pointer to choices for formatting the title of an archival object, such as an article title

Mayo, Dave dave_mayo at harvard.edu
Thu Sep 7 15:59:11 EDT 2017

Hi Kari,

I’m on the techy side of things, so I may be out in “strictly accurate but not practical” land, but fundamentally, mixed content is more “allowed in by accident” than “explicitly supported” in ArchivesSpace.  Markup in title fields isn’t handled specially, and, in the case of EAD markup, only works in cases where it _accidentally_ overlaps with HTML.  So, I think in an ideal world, the dos and don’ts would be “please don’t.”  I realize that isn’t necessarily practical for all use cases. Bobbi Fox (and others) have done some mitigation work in the new PUI, but there’s not really a “safe” subset of markup that’s guaranteed to be ok.

- Dave Mayo
Senior Digital Library Software Engineer
Harvard University > HUIT > LTS > OSC Dev Team

From: <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Kari R Smith <smithkr at mit.edu>
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Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 3:03 PM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Pointer to choices for formatting the title of an archival object, such as an article title

Is there guidance about the dos and don’ts for formatting (markup) of titles of archival objects?  We are trying to find information about adding markup in a title field like when we want to have it formatted with italics or underlining, as we might for a bibliography or to include an “article title” as part of a folder title.

I see that within Note fields you can wrap EAD markup but not in the archival objects.

Thanks for help pointing to AS user info or organizational specific user manuals.


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/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__libraries.mit.edu_archives_&d=DwMFAg&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=_Mv1dY22K7jvT5MD7xjbvGVzRDOUMhx4WYcnPSIzYnE&m=lCWyETDpjXsDuRKUPzUu6UlKN4EfDV3HJDtojFHzBFo&s=Vf0Wcti9niQaLMt_ONXZuzSLySf664w67xSRgVVIv4k&e=>  @karirene69

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