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The controlled vocabularies for Units, Bibliographic Indentifer Types, and Note Types are stored in a YAML file located in avalon/config/controlled_vocabulary.yml. This file is loaded every time it is needed and is never cached. Therefore, the file can be changed without restarting Avalon.

Code Block
 - University Archives
 - Art Collection
 local: Catalog Key
 oclc: OCLC
 lccn: LCCN
 issue number: Issue Number
 matrix number: Matrix Number
 music publisher: Music Publisher/Label
 videorecording identifier: Videorecording Identifier
 other: Other
 general: General Note
 awards: Awards
 biographical/historical: Bibliographical/Historical Note
 creation/production credits: Creation/Production Credits
 language: Language Note
 local: Local Note
 performers: Performers
 statement of responsibility: Statement of Responsibility
 venue: Venue/Event Date
 other: Other

Changing and Removing Unit Names

The purpose of the unit vocabulary is to ensure that collections are saved with a proper unit.  Changing or removing unit names in the controlled vocabulary file will not update or remove those unit names from collections.

Identifier Types

Identifier types are key/value pairs that map acceptable MODS identifier@type values to labels that will appear in the user interface for those types. Identifies the type of external record identifier in the related Other Identifier or Bibliographic ID field.

Note Types

Note types are key/value pairs that map acceptable MODS note@type values to labels that will appear with notes in the user interface. This list of types also restricts which notes will be accepted during a MARC import.


Vocabulary items are shown in the insertion order in the controlled vocabulary file. Ordering of Units has no effect on the order in which facet values appear in the search interface.