User Manual: Creating Authority Hierarchies

  • Within each authority, users may create hierarchies
  • To create a broader or narrower relationship between authority terms, first create or edit a term 
  • At the bottom of the data entry screen is the Hierarchy information section



  • To add a broader or narrower context to the Primary term, enter the display name of the broader or narrower term into the Broader or Narrower context field 
  • These fields use a predictive-text interface; if the broader or narrower terms already exist, they will appear in the list
  • If they do not already exist, a new term may be created using this interface



  • If a term already has a broader term / parent, CollectionSpace will provide a warning if that term is added as a narrower term to a different record.