I had an inquiry from a user about the possibility of changing our Author facet from sorting by the number of hits to sorting alphabetically.

Has anyone done or considered this and know whether it is technically feasible.

If it is technically feasible, what are everyone's thoughts on this type of change? My gut reaction is that it is not a good idea, but I haven't been able to put my finger on why it seems like a bad idea to me.


Tania Fersenheim
Manager of Library Systems

Brandeis University
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