Would like to be able to rearrange the Collection Overview elements on the PUI
I am submitting this on behalf of one our customers. They would like to be able to reorder the elements that appear on the Collections Overview for resources on the PUI. They would like to be able to make these changes using the default config.rb file instead of creating a plugin. Here is their user story: "As an archivist, we would like the ability to reorder the elements that appear in the collection overview page, both in the top half and the bottom "expand all" section. We would like to order the elements so that they appear in the same order as they do in our older, paper-based finding aids. Additionally, we feel that some of the information, such as external documents, are hidden in the current order. This would help both staff and patrons who are searching our finding aids."
At the April 6, 2021 meeting of Dev/Pri, we agreed to pass this ticket according to the specification, with the modification that the default order of elements should not be changed. We also upgraded the priority to Major.
I think this specification is sufficient for us to make a decision on the ticket. I’ll include it in the agenda for our April 6 meeting. Thanks to you and Hilary Streifer for putting this together.
, in order to move prioritization forward, we have worked with Hilary Streifer at the submitting institution to develop a draft specification for this ticket: . If a wider community review is needed, I would be glad to place a request for comment on the listserv.
At the October 6, 2020 meeting of Dev/Pri, we concluded that a specification for a user interface that would let you determine the order of notes (similar to the user preferences functionality) is necessary before moving forward.
My library’s IT department is also interested in having greater control over element presentation without having to rely on a plugin. Beyond the functionality listed above, having the option of suppressing display of individual fields would also be desirable.