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Uploading & displaying additional filetypes (newbie)

Postby kintopp » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:07 pm

Hi, I'm a relative newcomer to OJS (v2.3.5). I saw from a blog post on the main site (http://pkp.sfu.ca/node/2734) that some journals are offering MP3 and EPUB files alongside PDF and/or HTML. I'd also like to add EPUB content to our journal (http://jdhcs.uchicago.edu). As I recall, I've seen some discussion on the forum on whether/when OJS will be able to export EPUB from e.g. TEI but no discussion on how to upload an existing EPUB file so that it appears alongside a PDF based article (I suspect this is because the process is in fact be very simple).

Would someone please give me a concise, step-by-step for this?

many thanks in advance,

Arno

[Update: I wonder too, how the latest 2.3.6 patch limiting allowed file types (i.e. MIME types) would affect .epub uploads. Wouldn't it block these unless an exception was added to the permissible list?]
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Re: Uploading & displaying additional filetypes (newbie)

Postby jmacgreg » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:16 pm

Hi Arno,

There's currently no way to automatically create Epub files from eg. TEI files, although that is definitely on our radar; just can't promise any sort of delivery date. You can otherwise manually upload your Epub files as a regular galley as an Editor. To do so you will have to go to the submission's Editing page, and upload a new galley file under Layout Editing, the same way you would do so for a PDF. You may have to edit the galley label on the subsequent page to say "EPub". And since Editors are considered authorized users in the OJS system (and the only ones who have access to that page), you can upload any kind of files you want -- including Epub files.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Uploading & displaying additional filetypes (newbie)

Postby ntallman » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:20 pm

Could you please provide an update on auto-generation of ePub files as a feature of OJS?
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Re: Uploading & displaying additional filetypes (newbie)

Postby asmecher » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:26 pm

Hi ntallman,

Nothing to report -- OJS currently does not automatically generate galley (download) formats, beyond the XML Galleys Plugin's ability to transform XML uploads via XSL (e.g. NLM/JATS XML into XHTML). Watch our blog for news on an XML publishing workflow, but this will focus on NLM/JATS.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
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