I've noticed some problems in the hyperlinks that appear when you display an
individual record in VuFind.
First, the display of the subject headings is quite confusing. I'll use ckey
6680871 (title: Buddhism and psychotherapy across cultures) as example. This
record has these four subject heading fields:
650 0 |a Psychotherapy |x Religious aspects |x
Buddhism |v Congresses.
650 0 |a Buddhism |x Psychology |v
650 0 |a Death |x Religious aspects |x Shin
(Sect) |v Congresses.
650 0 |a Shin (Sect) |x Psychology |v
In the public display, they appear as follows:
Subjects: Psychotherapy >
Congresses. > Religious aspects
Buddhism > Congresses. > Buddhism
Death > Congresses. > Psychology
Shin (Sect) > Congresses. > Religious aspects
As you can see, it looks like someone has taken all the subfields in these four
fields, toss them up into the air, let them fall down and then display them all
together as a blob. And if you click on them, some work and some don't. And
those that work are no longer the whole heading, just that one subfield (e.g.
psychotherapy instead of Psychotherapy--Religious
Second, in another record (ckey 6276584, title: Shinshushi no kenkyu, author:
Kusaka, Murin), it has these three subject headings:
600 1 0 |a Shinran, |d 1173-1263.
650 0 |a Shin (Sect)
650 0 |a Buddhism |z Japan.
The public view has the same problem as mentioned above:
Subjects: Shin (Sect) > Japan.
Note that Japan is on the first line, rather than after "Buddhism" in
the second line.
Furthermore, if you click on the name "Shinran, 1173-1263", it
retrieves zero result, when in fact there are many records with that name as a
subject. If you click on that hyperlink in Socrates, it retrieves 79 records.
So, I think we have some work to do to make the hyperlinks in VuFind work
properly, both in terms of their presentation, as well as the search that they
do when someone clicks on them.
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Stanford University Libraries
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