All Subjects index should be set to browse by default

Bug #1331524 reported by Kathy Lussier on 2014-06-18
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Bug Description

Evergreen version 2.5+

By default, Evergreen sets the individual subject indexes (topic, name, geographic, etc.) to browse by default. As a result, the individual segments of a subject heading display in the browse list, which leads to some useless subject headings (try something like juvenile literature; handbooks, manuals, etc.; or predators of). There are some segments of the subject string that just don't make sense without the context of the rest of the string.

Instead, we should be indexing the all subjects index by default, which will display the entire subject in a browse search.

See also the discussion at http://markmail.org/message/ir5q7gqddayj3xt4.

Kathy Lussier (klussier) wrote :

I'm going to set this one to Won't Fix for the following reasons:

- As noted at https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1362298/comments/4, using the All Subjects index for browse can cause problems with duplicate entries in catalogs that are displaying authority cross references.

- Galen came up with a far better way to address this issue with bug 1662541.

Unfortunately bug 1662541 was unable to display the entire subject string for name subjects. I'll file a separate bug for that specific issue.

Changed in evergreen:
status: New → Won't Fix
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