PKP Bugzilla – Bug 1360
Configurable/custom metadata indexing
Last modified: 2012-06-06 15:09:25 PDT
For consideration in a future version of OJS.
> As far as further developments (you had indicated in my column in the test
> matrix you wanted some feedback), I would
> love to see configurable metadata structures for each journal, similar to the
> "Submission preparation checklist" in
> step 3 of Journal Setup: flexible and local to each journal. This feature
> would allow implementation of specialized
> metadata for the separate journals in one installation of OJS, and would allow
> editors fine control over what elements
> are required.
> This functionality would allow OJS to be configured to be compatible with
> Erudit's metadata (possibly a good thing in
> Canada) and also whatever national/regional/disciplinary requirements are seen
> as important elsewhere in the world,
> thereby increasing OJS's impact internationally.
> A useful model for this type of configurability is the Internet Scout's CWIS
> (open source, PHP/MySQL) collection
> manager, available at http://scout.wisc.edu/Projects/CWIS/ . CWIS allows
> administrators to add arbitrary fields of
> various data types, make them optionally searchable and displayable in full
> records, and map them to Unqualified
> Dublin Core fields for OAI harvesting. I think analysis of CWIS's metadata
> feature set would be a good start in adding
> this capability to OJS.
Assigning to 2.3.5. This has been an oft-repeated request.
This is a perfect use case for the meta-data + filter framework (see the use case examples in the Filter class).
The implementation would go like this: Create a filter that takes input from a meta-data description and produces data consumable by an index provider (e.g. our internal database implementation or Lucene). The filter can be configurable to only index certain meta-data fields, e.g. from the list of NLM or DC fields. Both meta-data schemas have already been implemented cross-app so that we could introduce that feature both, in OJS and OCS (or later also OMP).