Core feature - Resources > Items > sorting


#1

I want to note that I think it is a fairly big usability bug / missing feature to not be able to sort by the primary identifier that you select! Whether via import or manual entry, every digital library has a primary/unique identifier. Often it will be dcterms:identifiier.

But the only sort options are created, owner, class, and title.


#2

You can sort by any field pretty much, for example ?sort_by=dcterms:identifier will sort by the Dublin Core Identifier field.

Of course what’s accessible through the UI is also important.


#3

Right, I’m just adding it in manually at the moment… just now. It’s easy enough, but for end users I would think it would be an important sort to check on status of online collection


#4

Sure.

We have to be judicious in what to put there by default because there’s such a wide set of possibilities for properties in S, and beyond a handful of additional choices, we’d have to look at a completely different UI for choosing the sort property. You make a good case for Identifier, though.


#5

Yes, I can confirm this would be extremely useful