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Is OJS for us?

Postby Owen » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:18 pm

We're thinking of using OJS.
1. Can it be added to an existing CMS?
2. We have an existing url pattern: http://www.rsnz.org/publish/nzjar/2007/002.php and http://www.rsnz.org/publish/nzjar/2007/002.pdf, (abstract & total paper). Can this be continued?
3. How easy is it to fold an existing static site into OJS?
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Re: Is OJS for us?

Postby asmecher » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:15 am

Hi Owen,

1. OJS doesn't "live inside" a CMS, i.e. as a Drupal module, but it can happily coexist. What kind of integration did you have in mind? Usually it's as easy as adding links in the page layout between the CMS and OJS; other aspects of integration such as single sign-on are possible but will take more work and knowledge (e.g. of LDAP).

2. This will take a bit of leg-work, but with Apache rewriting, it's possible to configure the server so that the old URL scheme still resolves to articles even if they live inside OJS.

3. Are you interested in back-porting old issues of the journal? If so, there is an XML import that you can use to bring old content into OJS.

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Re: Is OJS for us?

Postby Owen » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:02 pm

Thank you for your reply.

Is it possible to keep the urls to an existing schema without using Apache REWRITE? ie I'd like to have
http://domain/publish/journal/year/filename.php

where filename is a sequential number. This would make importing stuff from our existing website easy!

Also, is there any facility for single article purchases in the system? Interfaces with payment gateways (eg Google Checkout) for both subscriptions and single article purchases?
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Re: Is OJS for us?

Postby asmecher » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:06 pm

Hi Owen,

Unfortunately, OJS uses a different URL schema; you'll have to either use something like Apache rewrites or put stub scripts in place to redirect to OJS URLs (which would be a pain to maintain).

Pay-per-view is part of OJS 2.2, which will be released very shortly. It includes Paypal support and support for additional payment services providers can be implemented using plugins.

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Re: Is OJS for us?

Postby Owen » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:16 pm

Alec:

Ta! If the existing site was just transferred over as is (as files) would it work? ie use old structure for legacy stuff, and the standard ojs url schema for anything new?

Good news about pay-per-view and payment options.
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Re: Is OJS for us?

Postby asmecher » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:22 pm

Hi Owen,

Do you have any XML expertise on hand? If so, importing your back issues by structuring them in an XML document is the best approach, as it'll mean you can take advantage of OJS's searching and indexing, OAI, and Reading Tools features amongst many others. However, this can be time-consuming and will require some familiarity with XML.

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Re: Is OJS for us?

Postby Owen » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:00 pm

I'm prepared to do this as long as we can keep the old url schema for the imported documents. Would this be possible? Your past replies implies it isn't.
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Re: Is OJS for us?

Postby asmecher » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:28 am

Hi Owen,

This is where you'd need to use rewriting or redirects, so that requests for the old URL structure could be directed to the new one.

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