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Help for a general issue

Postby khufu » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:40 am

I am new in the forum so, first of all, I wanna say hello to everybody.

I am trying to understand if OJS is a good solution for my needs.

I have a flow of news that enter in a specific folder (anpa or iptc format) in real time (about 500 per day).
I am wondering if OJS (or one of its plugins) can watch in this specific folder and, when the file arrive, imports it in the DB.
I would like OJS to import the content of the news not only the file so news can be searched.
From the source file I need at least the following feels ingested :
date and time
type of news (sport, economic, politic, etc..)

Is it possible with OJS?

thanks in advance


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Re: Help for a general issue

Postby jmacgreg » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:06 pm

Hi khufu,

There is an "External Feed" plugin that will display information from RSS/Atom feeds within OJS, and you can probably use that plugin as a basis to develop a plugin to display other types of feed/format, such as anpa or iptc, but it doesn't ingest the feeds themselves. You may also want to take a look at the harvester and how its plugins connect and harvest from OAI resources. If you have any specific questions, feel free to let us know.


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Re: Help for a general issue

Postby asmecher » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:18 pm

Hi khufu,

OJS is primarily a workflow tool for the publication of academic journals, and while I'm not totally sure what your goals are, I don't think they're a good match for OJS.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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