Creator in level/container records

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Creator in level/container records

Postby delevinson » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:06 pm

Hi,
Would it be possible to add access to creator authority records onto a level/container record? I see a user defined field can be created that adds Creator as an EAD field type, but that is free entry. It would be nice to use Creator manager below the collection level.

I'm relatively new to Archon, and I don't know if this has been suggested previously.

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Re: Creator in level/container records

Postby beltramie » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:46 am

Did anyone find an answer to this problem? I would like to do the same thing as what David is talking about but dont see a convenient way. I think if we are going to be using that user generated Creator field, it should be pulling from our Creator authority list.
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Re: Creator in level/container records

Postby paulnsorensen » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:26 am

We added creators/subjects to the component level in 3.14. If you go to the configuration manager and enable "Enable Content Level Creators" and "
"Enable Content Level Subjects", it should show up in the Collection Content Manager.
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Re: Creator in level/container records

Postby sgriffin » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:11 pm

If we enable this, will it affect the user defined Creator fields we have already inputted?
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Re: Creator in level/container records

Postby paulnsorensen » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:16 pm

No.
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Re: Creator in level/container records

Postby beltramie » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:32 pm

This just saved me a ton of work, thanks for adding this feature.
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Re: Creator in level/container records

Postby beltramie » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:26 pm

One problem I noticed. While creators and subjects in my collection content can be added from and managed through the authority file, key term searches do not give positive hits for creators and subjects listed in the user defined fields. Also by going to the subject or creator record and browsing to all "Records or Manuscript Collections Created by" for that entry, the collections that have these subjects or creators attached at the collection content level are not listed.

Is there some change I could make to fix this?
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Re: Creator in level/container records

Postby paulnsorensen » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:37 pm

It's something we can look into, but it's not something that's all that easy to change. The searching functions for collection content, subjects, and creators would all have to be changed.
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Re: Creator in level/container records

Postby beltramie » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:04 pm

Too bad, how about the "Records or Manuscript" browsable list for creator and subject entries?
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Re: Creator in level/container records

Postby eric.holt » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:07 pm

Reviving the question, will it be possible to search for a creator's name and find retrieve the associated collections even if the name is only linked to a content item and not the top level collection description?

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