[Archivesspace_Users_Group] data clean up of Top Container "titles"

Tang, Lydia ltang5 at lib.msu.edu
Sat Jan 27 11:28:57 EST 2018

Good morning, all!
I am trying to clean up some of our data goofiness.  As you can see in the attached screen shot, I have a “Box 56: Series Series 1; Series Series 2.”  Opening the Top Container itself in edit mode only allows me to potentially change the container type (box) and number, but I can’t figure out how to kill off these series listings!  After digging around, I realized that the earlier processor that put Series 1 and Series 2 labels in the Component Unique Identifier (CUI) field for their respective series, which aligns with the tool tip suggestions, but is part of this problem.  It seems like the program automatically adds the extra “series” label, even if the tooltip seems to suggest flexibility about whether it indicates a series, subseries, or accession.  It also seems like this label is inherited to nested Top Containers under this series, so even if the actual records that are linked to this Top Container may have blank CUIs, but it actually inherits this information from wherever it’s nested.  Weirdly, for some of the most recent data entry, the Top Container has “Series Series 1” AND “Series Series 2” even though the record is only nested under the existing Series 2.  To remove these labels, I have to remove the CUI for each series.  At any rate, this is strange and obviously doesn’t seem to be working as intended.  My sample finding aid is in http://test.archivesspace.org/ Gerber papers, if anyone wants to check.  I confirmed this behavior still persists in the latest release candidate, at least for my collection.  Anyone else notice this issue?

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