Feature #5642

Add revision dates to editor interface

Added by Tim Hutchinson over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:VerifiedStart date:09/21/2013
Priority:MediumDue date:
Assignee:José Raddaoui Marín% Done:


Category:Information object
Target version:Release 2.0.0
Google Code Legacy ID: Tested version:
Sponsored:No Requires documentation:


In 1.x, any user (authenticated or not) can check the last updated date of descriptions, name authorities, etc.

In 2.x, this doesn't seem possible except for in the description updates section, which doesn't allow you to look up dates for a particular record.

I would suggest adding at least the revision date to somewhere in the edit view - e.g. for descriptions, the administration area might work.


#1 Updated by Dan Gillean over 8 years ago

  • Category set to Information object
  • Assignee set to Jesús García Crespo
  • Target version set to Release 2.0.0

Assigning to Jesus for triage / target version. I agree that this should be possible - the Admin area seems a good fit.

#2 Updated by Jesús García Crespo over 8 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Jesús García Crespo to José Raddaoui Marín

#3 Updated by José Raddaoui Marín over 8 years ago

Hi Dan/Tim,

For archival descriptions it's done. Do you have any suggestions for authority records, repositories, etc?


#4 Updated by Dan Gillean over 8 years ago

Hi Radda,

The dates on the archival description look good. My suggestion for institutions and authority records: What about adding the same field (i.e. auto-populated, non-editable) in the Description control area, right below the "Dates of creation, revision and deletion" field? That way a user can add free text to the Dates of creation, revision etc field if they want to capture information about a change in the description, but the most recent revision date is still available for viewing even if it is not recorded formally by an editor/admin etc.

Tim, any thoughts on this?

In the future, if we have the opportunity to develop with with the Description updats/newest additions page, I think it would be interesting to capture the user who made the change, and make that visible only to administrators - we can then offer the ability to filter updates by user in description updates for admins so they have a more powerful and precise tool for monitoring revisions, etc. Incorporating the information now into the templates as we are will allow us to consider future development.

#5 Updated by José Raddaoui Marín over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In progress

#6 Updated by Tim Hutchinson over 8 years ago

The suggestion of adding this in the description control area sounds good to me.

#7 Updated by José Raddaoui Marín over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from In progress to QA/Review
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Applied in changeset atom|commit:34e4ee518375acbcd8cca179f4aceea6a0c30138.

#8 Updated by Dan Gillean over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from QA/Review to Verified

Awesome, thanks!

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