[Archivesspace_Users_Group] PUI infinite scroll bugginess

Daniel Michelson dmichelson at smith.edu
Mon Jan 11 07:02:18 EST 2021

Hi Benn,

This problem has been in ArchivesSpace (at least for Firefox) since I
started using the application in 2017.

Some related tickets have been approved by Dev/Pri, but are still pending

   - https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/browse/ANW-425
   - https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/browse/ANW-276
   - https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/browse/ANW-306

Personally, I think the Collection Organization feature is one of the
weakest parts of the PUI.  Since it is also the closest to the traditional *EAD
Cookbook* style finding aid that many repositories previously used, I
suspect that a lot of the folks with negative opinions of the PUI are put
off by it.

All the best,


On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 3:24 PM Benn Joseph <benn.joseph at northwestern.edu>

> Hi everyone,
> For the PUI, I don’t know if scrolling within the main Collection
> Organization area has always been this clunky, but we’ve been struggling
> with it lately and have heard some complaints from staff and researchers
> about viewing content in this section.
> The problem we see is that trying to scroll through content in the
> infinite scroll area under Collection Organization results in the entire
> browser page scrolling up and down with it; this is exacerbated when using
> Firefox, where the content in the infinite scroll area also scrolls *very
> slowly *when using a mouse wheel (using a trackpad results in a more
> predictable scrolling speed within the main Collection Organization area,
> but you still have to deal with the entire page scrolling up and down at
> the same time).
> There are a lot of tickets that relate to scrolling in Collection
> Organization, and I’ve read through the Usability Sub-team 2020 Collection
> Organization View recommendations too (ANW-1118) but can’t find anything
> that specifically addresses this issue. Is this normal, and I just didn’t
> notice it before??
> Thanks,
> --Benn
> *Benn Joseph*
> Head, Collections Services
> McCormick Library of Special Collections & University Archives
> Northwestern University Libraries
> Northwestern University
> www.library.northwestern.edu
> benn.joseph at northwestern.edu <benn.joseph at northwestern.edu%0d>
> 847.467.6581
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