PUI Citations are not DACS Compliant


The logic used in the construction of the citation in the PUI (see overview here) appends the URI and date of access to the citation. As a result the citation given is to the description itself, not the described material as specified by DACS 7.1.5.

The URI and date of access should be removed to comply with DACS.




Lydia Tang
September 6, 2019, 4:00 PM

Per Dev. Pri., we’re moving this in the Awaiting More Info queue. We’re seeking additional community input because, although the DACS citation note is specifically for citing the collection, having the finding aid url and access date would be helpful for researchers wishing to cite the finding aid as potentially a dynamic webpage. The URL could also be helpful if needing to cite digital objects accessed through the public interface. Since the citation contents usually have to be massaged into whatever citation style a researcher uses (MLA, APA, Chicago style, etc), having this extra info may be more often helpful than not. Again, seeking additional feedback and discussion. Thanks for bringing this up!

Christine Di Bella
February 24, 2020, 7:26 PM

- as discussed, the desired resolution is a tabbed modal that provides an option for the citation with (citation for description) and without (citation for item) the URL and accessed date. The existing rules for constructing the rest of the citation (everything before the URL) should be kept.

Additionally, it would be desirable to have a configuration to set the default tab.

Lora Woodford
April 3, 2020, 3:21 PM

A test server is now available with the first draft of this functionality: http://anw921.lyrtech.org/public/

Cory Nimer
October 15, 2020, 3:52 PM

Tabbed interface for preferred citations is now working in the public interface of the ArchivesSpace test environment.

Margaret Kidd
October 15, 2020, 10:26 PM

+1 Cory’s feedback.





Daniel Michelson



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