USC-1 Establish a system of control
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Establish a system of control
These use cases relate to implementing policy decisions in the application.
Define system scope
Establish a system of intellectual control
Implement an arrangement policy
|Implement an arrangement policy|
An institution establishes its arrangement policy and customizes the application to implement it.
|Successful outcome||Application customized so that user options reflect institution's arrangement policy.|
1. Institution establishes the highest level of arrangement it will employ.
2. Institution establishes the number of levels of arrangement it will employ.
3. Administrator edits the default "Levels of description" taxonomy shipped with ICA-AtoM, so that drop-down lists show only levels and terms allowed by policy.
|Exceptions / variations||
Institution changes policy and for a transitional period retains old data values in the application (pending conversion) but allows users to use only new values.
As of version 0.6, ICA-AtoM cannot accommodate this scenario. A term cannot be deleted from a taxonomy if other records are already registered to it. In a future release, it will be possible to make taxonomy terms "inactive" so that data integrity is protected, while drop-down list for on-going data entry show only the preferred terms.