[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Top Container/Location issue

Daniels,Carrie carrie.daniels at louisville.edu
Sat Jan 23 16:41:53 EST 2021

Thanks, Trevor –
I do love the user preferences options – thanks for the reminder. But you are right, it doesn’t solve my problem. Thanks for the ideas, though!

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Date: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:24 PM
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I responded too quickly. We had a similar issue with searching for subjects and agents to link to a record, and adjusting the default sort column preferences fixed it (when you started typing in a subject or name the list of suggestions matched what you typed). But the same doesn't seem to be true for searching locations to link to a top container.

It does do something, though, because the list of results changes when that preference changes, but the results aren't what you'd expect, and don't match what you get when you use the search filter on the main locations page.

On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 1:18 PM Trevor Thornton <trthorn2 at ncsu.edu<mailto:trthorn2 at ncsu.edu>> wrote:
Hi Carrie-

In 2.8 the ordering of those results is specified in the preferences, which you can get to via the dropdown menu on the top right next to your user name. Preferences can be set globally, by repository or by user (presumably the more specific ones override the less specific ones but I haven't tested that).

On the preferences page, look for "Location Browse Columns", and under that look for "Default Sort Column". Setting that to "relevance" should get the locations to sort the way you're used to. By default, they sort alphabetically by name.


On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 12:57 PM Daniels,Carrie <carrie.daniels at louisville.edu<mailto:carrie.daniels at louisville.edu>> wrote:
Hello ArchivesSpace world -

I’m seeing behavior in version 2.8.1 that I hope is “just” a bug. It’s a location issue, but seems to be a little different from the other location issues that have already been reported, and I’m wondering if anyone else is encountering it.

When adding a location to a top container, we used to be able to enter location coordinates in the Location field in order to bring up a suggested list. It wasn’t perfect, but normally the location we were looking for was in the first couple suggestions.  Since moving to 2.8.1, this functionality seems to be missing. When we enter any of the coordinates, we either get the first few entries from the entire list of locations, or we get a more random list that includes entries that completely lack matches to the coordinate(s) we entered. We can, of course, use the browse function, but as others have noted recently, when you are working with many boxes, it gets old really fast!


Carrie Daniels
University Archivist and Director,
Archives & Special Collections
University of Louisville

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Trevor Thornton
Applications Developer, Digital Library Initiatives
North Carolina State University Libraries

Trevor Thornton
Applications Developer, Digital Library Initiatives
North Carolina State University Libraries
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