[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Objects: mailto in the File URI field?

Hand, Sarit shand at ap.org
Mon Mar 27 09:48:40 EDT 2023

Hi Mark,

I am not an expert on HTML coding... but out of curiosity, I tried adding a mailto link in the fil version as well as in a note field.

I could not get the mailto to work in the file version either, but I was able to make it work in a notes field. But since you are concerned about the visibility of the notes field...

Short of messing around with the PUI layout etc. can you have a static website page with the mailto link and other information regarding accessing digital assets and use the URL to that page in the file version for all the digital objects? Use the caption field on the file version record to put whatever text you want the "button" to say.

Does that make sense?


Sarit Hand
Digital Archivist
AP Corporate Archives
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
T 212.621.7035

shand at ap.org

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I have a question:

Rather than a link to a File URI for Digital Objects, we'd just like to have some kind of Notice (exactly similar to the red box/button that pops up for File URIs) rendering a single "mailto:" link. Is there a way to do this? That File URI field does not accept mailto links, otherwise we'd just put our mailto's there.

We tried putting something in the Notes field, but are afraid it's too far Below The Fold for such a notice.

Advice appreciated,


Mark Cyzyk, M.A., M.L.S.
Library Applications Group
The Sheridan Libraries
The Johns Hopkins University
mcyzyk at jhu.edu

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