As an archivist, I want my researchers to have an easier time accessing container information on archival objects in multiple containers

Description

When we have multiple analog instances of one single archival object, the PUI displays the text "Multiple Containers" which is not useful to patrons. They have to click from the Collection Organization tab into the individual archival object, then expand the "Physical Storage Information" field in order to see the locations of the items they are interested in, so they know what boxes to request. Ideally, I'd like to see the whole list of containers in place of the "Multiple Containers" text, but failing that, I'd like the Physical Storage Information field to be automatically open when people click into the record. This is especially helpful for us when we have collections where material from one archival object spans multiple boxes, e.g. when a set of reports are in boxes 1-3, where each box is entered as a separate container instance. (I realize this request is somewhat counter to the request of )

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Randy Kuehn
October 13, 2020, 1:34 PM

Dev. Pri. discussed this ticket and is recommending moving the Physical Storage Information field above the fold/expand all section of the overview for component records

Brittany Newberry
April 14, 2020, 7:25 PM

Usability sub-team has discussed this ticket and recommend moving the Physical Storage Information field to above the fold/expand all section of the overview for each record

Assignee

Unassigned

Reporter

Jane LaBarbara

Priority

Minor