As a reseacher, I want to see all notes for an archival object in the collection organization view of the PUI


Currently notes that are categorized as "Additional Description," such as General notes, do not appear at all in the Collection Organization view.

This runs counter to behavior expected by users familiar with EAD finding aids. That is a major problem, since the Collection Organization view mimics the style of an EAD finding aid, but fails to display all information or provide an indication that more information is available.

Either the Collection Organization view should be revised to include all notes or the Additional Description category should be eliminated. My preference is for the latter, since in my experience users rarely understand that there may be important information hidden there.


Matthieu Uittenbogaard
February 27, 2020, 8:15 AM

Hi everyone,

We here at the University of Amsterdam would also like to be able to see all notes in the collection organization or eliminate the Additional Description category.

Is there already more news about this request?

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards,

Matthieu Uittenbogaard
University Library
University of Amsterdam

Daniel Michelson
June 29, 2020, 4:43 PM

At the June 24, 2020 Dev/Pri meeting, we decided to wait for the Usability subteam’s recommendations on the collection organization view before acting on this ticket.




Daniel Michelson