[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Date concatenation

Lora Woodford Lora.Woodford at lyrasis.org
Thu Jun 10 13:49:38 EDT 2021

Hi Scott,

This was the result of a bugfix request that was implemented and delivered as part of the 2.8.0 release.  Here’s the JIRA ticket requesting that functionality be added to the core of ArchivesSpace: https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/browse/ANW-172

It was not implemented as a configurable feature as the ticket described it as a bug that should be remedied for all users.  Namely, it was deemed a mistake/oversight that only the first of multiple provided dates was being added to the display string.

As far as locally changing things on your end by writing a custom plugin, that would likely be a fairly major undertaking (that might not ultimately be successful) as the change to the display string was made at the model level.  I wonder whether anyone else has considered doing that?


Lora Woodford

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of RENTON Scott <Scott.Renton at ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 12:26 PM
To: archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Date concatenation
Hi folks, I posted this one to the Google Group, but nobody took the bait. I hope it's ok for me to send to the listserv.

I wondered if anyone knew about configuring the concatenation of dates to titles in the frontend and pui? We have noticed since moving to v2.8.1 that items with more than one date item are getting multiple dates appended, and the curators of these collections find it a bit unwieldy and are asking if we can turn it off. In v2.6, they were only getting the first one appended- has there been a change to the logic? I couldn't see anything in config which would help with this, but I know that if it's in the code any such change will affect the whole site, so those curators that like having one date appended may lose that functionality.



Scott Renton

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