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From: "William T. Flight" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Repositories (explained)
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 18:23:50 -0400
References: <CHEMKKAJHOKJPIEOPLKDKEPJEBAA.firstname.lastname@example.org> <002a01c34018$44e5a7c0$520aff3e@default>
The Repository field is actually linked to Individuals, Places, and
Researchers. Try typing the name of a place and see what happens. It should
autocomplete to any of the three.
The idea was that the "repository" for a source might be an individual. The
concept "repository" is not an actual data category, it is more like a
"role" that can be filled by different objects. Rather than creating a place
that was actually an individual, such as "Holdings of W.M. Smith", Genbox
allows you to link directly to the individual.
I'm thinking now that this approach may be too complex. It's hard to
maintain and hard to explain. Let me know what you think--maybe some other
design that would be better. Your opinions are highly valued.
William T. Flight
----- Original Message -----
From: "s.lloyd9" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Repositories
> Hi Bill and Cheri,
> I can confirm that the Repository field on the general tab for Sources is
> linked to the Individual List.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cheri Casper" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 10:10 PM
> Subject: [GENBOX] Repositories
> > Folks, I wouldn't get too excited about fixing your repositories on your
> > sources. GenBox -- for some reason -- thinks that repositories are
> > *individuals* and will add them to your dataset as new individuals. I
> > new "people" named Personal Library of Susan Anderson and Westminister
> > College Library.
> > It seems that there is a missing linkage here someplace. So, Sally I
> > wouldn't get too excited about restoring from a backup just at the
> > I think Bill is going to have to have another go around on this
> > issue.
> > CheriC
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