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Pawtucket for search/browse objects only?

edited July 2013 in Pawtucket
We recently installed CollectiveAccess (v 1.3) into our server and are now having a trial. Please help us to set up the Provenance and Pawtucket correctly, thank you.

Q1. We noticed the following default welcome message “This web interface allows users to search and browse selected objects from your collection” appeared in the very beginning of the public mode. Does it mean that this pubic interface allows users to search “objects” only, but not archival multi-level description (i.e. finding aids)?


  • Objects are the focus but other record types (entities, collections, events, Etc.) can be searched as well. You should enable "secondary searches" in app.conf to allow for this. An example of an archive allow searches on non-objects can be seen at

    If you want a more traditional finding aid display there is a Pawtucket plug-in that does this in GitHub that will make its way into the upcoming v1.4 release.
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