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Metadata Schema of OJS

Postby michaelortiz » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:20 pm

Hello there,

since we're working with import and export data for several Universities at MX, we can't figure it out what's the metadata scheme for the OJS. And this is because we're trying to describe an 'Article' with several "contributors", according to Dublin Core metadata scheme, we can describe an object with "creator" and "contributor", but since we don't have any clue about the meta data scheme for the Open Journal System, we require your attention to bring us light about this.
If there's no way to achieve this, we need to know, how we can import data to the OJS, using the field "contributor", just because it's an important field to describe a Journal for our University.

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Re: Metadata Schema of OJS

Postby JasonNugent » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:35 am

Hi Miguel,

OJS supports the OAI-PMH protocol. How are you exporting data? Would OAI work better for you? It includes a few different schema varieties.

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Re: Metadata Schema of OJS

Postby asmecher » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:52 am

Hi Miguel,

Internally 2.4.x basically uses Dublin Core, with a few minor variations. For contributor metadata, are you talking purely about Authors, or other kinds of contributors such as translators, editors, etc?

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Re: Metadata Schema of OJS

Postby michaelortiz » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Thanks @JasonNugent I'll keep in mind. @Asmecher the problem is precisely that, we need to add the 'Contributor' as new Author, furthermore, we need that this new 'Role' let us import data from an XML with importExport routine. So, trying to go deep inside the source code, there's no way for us to redefine this. At first instance, we've thinking in add some new boolean to mark a co-author(contributor) inside the author table, but as you already know, author has several tables (this is because the administrators from the GUI, want to add new co-authors). But at second instance, there's a trouble with importing data, because there's a huge XML with files associated, and there're co-authors (contributors) too. And the problem with stakeholders, is that they doesn't wat to treat those contributors as authors, are like 'reporters' from a journal.

So, since we're going deep trying to do this, there's a big issue, and we're trying to calculate how much time we need to end this succesfully. Because the great task of importing data that our friendly Software Developer Sergio Alcalá have done, take around a year. Since there where several tasks, from administrative to develop, and documentalist. By the way check this great work at URL: http://www.revistadelauniversidad.unam.mx/historico.php?dcd=2000


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Re: Metadata Schema of OJS

Postby asmecher » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:23 pm

Hi Miguel,

What's your timeline? The OJS 3.0 codebase will support other kinds of contributors -- though it'll still take a little work to give them import/export access. Working there will certainly be more future-proofed than extending the OJS 2.4.x codebase.

Unfortunately we don't have a release date for OJS 3.0 ready yet; we'll hopefully be able to put together an estimate sometime in the next month or two. Meanwhile, if you're curious what it might look like, the OJS 3.0 early alpha is available for download.

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