Automated export of supplementary file metadata

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Automated export of supplementary file metadata

Postby blonsway » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:20 pm to this forum...forgive oversights on my part (I've done a fair bit of scouring of the fora before posting this one).

I'm working on a data visualization of articles AND supplementary files contained within an OJS journal.

The visualization requires access to the metadata of all the articles and the supplementary files.

For now, the visualization will stand apart from OJS, working with a copy of the data exported on a regular basis (thus, we're not looking to query the mySQL database directly at this time (long story...ideally we would develop an OJS plug-in for this purpose, but that won't happen until we get the proof of concept down first)).

There is a great OJS plugin, REST, which grabs the article-level metadata, but it doesn't grab the supplementary file metadata.

Does anyone know an easy way to grab all the metadata for all supplementary files associated with a journal?

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Re: Automated export of supplementary file metadata

Postby asmecher » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:08 am

Hi blonsway,

The REST plugin would be very easy to extend with supplementary file data. Alternately, you could look at the OAI interface -- it supports several metadata formats, which expose data like supplementary files in various ways.

Alec Smecher
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