|Summary:||Counter-intuitive Display of Authtypetext in Authority Searches|
|Product:||Koha||Reporter:||David Cook <dcook>|
|Component:||MARC Authority data support||Assignee:||Galen Charlton <gmcharlt>|
|Status:||RESOLVED INVALID||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P5 - low|
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Description David Cook 2012-12-12 20:21:54 UTC
When you search all "Default" authority headings, using a MARC21 marcflavour, you get the following results: STAFF CLIENT: 1) A list of authority headings with NO mention of authtype/authtypetext in the summary OPAC: 1) A list of authority headings with NO mention of authtype/authtypetext in the summary 2) However, each heading result includes a column labelled "Type of heading", which DOES include the authtypetext for that heading's authtype. -- When you search all "Topical Terms" (for example), you get the following results: STAFF CLIENT: 1) A list of authority headings WITH a "Topical term:" label at the beginning of the summary OPAC: 1) A list of authority headings WITH a "Topical term:" label at the beginning of the summary, AND 2) Also a column labelled "Type of heading", which duplicates this same "Topical term" label. ----- It seems to me that the current behaviour is completely backwards. The authtypetext should be showing when a search is made for "Default", so that all the headings that show up are differentiated by their differing authtypes. The authtype text does not need to appear when a search is made for that specific authtype, because it's already implied that the heading results will correspond to that specific authtype (e.g. TOPIC_TERM). Additionally, having the authtypetext appear in the Summary and the "Type of heading" column in the OPAC is redundant. Personally, I think it would be best to remove the authtypetext from the Summary, and add a "Type of heading" to the Staff Client Authority search results.
Comment 1 David Cook 2020-12-23 04:52:42 UTC
I think that this is actually no longer relevant.