With the great new functionality to easily merge Agents within ArchivesSpace, we have been aggressively trying to maintain a single agent for each person. The downside of the agent merging, is that the merged record URI disappears, when it is succumbed by the remaining agent.
I propose that the URI is not deleted but is redirected to subsuming agent record.
We currently have a project that would benefit from being able to reference people within ArchivesSpace from external resources and webpages. We are not able to do this now, because of the possibility of a future agent merge in ArchivesSpace would make those links dead. If the URI of all the merged records are maintained, then this will no longer be a problem for linking to ArchivesSpace agent (people) records.
Merging Agents should maintain the URIs of all merged records