Staff Profiles linking to Accession, Collection Management, Finding Aids for project management, reports, and collection-specific data entry


This might be a pie-in-the-sky, but I wonder if staff profiles could be used similar to Top Container profiles in order to:

  • Accessions and Collection Management - to show who will be processing each new accession or project. Ideally the staff interface would have a "My Projects" view to see the queue of processing assignments for the user. Currently, the Collection Management lists are only easily sortable by processing priority, but it would be nice to have this feature for identifying collections to be processed by particular subject specialists/curators.

  • Finding Aids - to generate reports by staff or administrators that demonstrate finding aids completed by the staff account for evaluations.

  • Sometimes my institution uses student and volunteers to enter finding aid data and it would be wonderful if, by linking the user profile to a collection, it could grant collection-specific write/edit/delete privileges.




Lydia Tang