ESciDoc Committer Meeting 2009-10-06

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Date: 06.10.2009 Start time: 14:30

Location: Karlsruhe, München (Video conference or TelCo)

Participants MPDL: Natasa Bulatovic, Michael Franke

Participants FIZ: Steffen Wagner, Frank Schwichtenberg, Matthias Razum, Harald Kappus

Previous committer meeting

Next committer meetings



  • synchronization of roles with MPDL roles
  • changes in scope_ref table
  • how to make it smooth

Organizational unit history[edit]

  • relations could enable some more metadata in the organizational unit history?
    • date of structural change
    • comment

Content relations[edit]

  • format for the result list of the method retrieveRelatedResourcesRefs()
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf=""
 <rdf:Description about="/ir/content-relation/escidoc:12">
  <rdf:type rdf:resource=""/>
  <rdf:subject rdf:resource="/ir/item/escidoc:11"/>
  <rdf:predicate rdf:resource=""/>
  <rdf:object rdf:resource="/ir/item/escidoc:5:3"/>
 <rdf:Description about="/ir/content-relation/escidoc:15">
  <rdf:type rdf:resource=""/>
  <rdf:subject rdf:resource="/ir/item/escidoc:11"/>
  <rdf:predicate rdf:resource=""/>
  <rdf:object rdf:resource="/ir/item/escidoc:3"/>

Follow up Topics of Meeting München[edit]

Fundamental changes[edit]

  1. Replace atomistic model for Items/Components with compound model and RELS-INT
  2. dropping SOAP?
  3. Drop latest-version section from object representation
  4. set title directly
  • Replace DB-Cache with asynchronous Lucene Index and/or Object Database
  • synchronous Lucene Index
  • Persistent data objects in rel. DB
  • Remove mapping of "escidoc" MD-record to DC record in Components
  • Get rid of content-model-specific properties


  • Search and administrative search
  • Admin Tools development
  • Large sets of data ingest
    • how to avoid downtime to recache and reindexing
  • Trying to add/remove members to a very large container fails with 500 Internal eSciDoc System Error
    • in Work


  • Alignment of tools and processes (e.g., Maven)
  • Improved and harmonized communication of eSciDoc
  • eSciDoc Blog
  • service names and classification
  • service-architecture board
  • documentation of services
  • installation guides
  • eSciDoc Lab: Colab page gathering experimental modules
  • Exchange of staff members for specific developments or share development


  • short-term 6 months

Long term issues[edit]

Release 1.2[edit]

  • a first release candidate is scheduled for end of september

PubMan clean-Up[edit]

  • beginning of november the MPDL-solutions (like PubMan, Faces,....) will run in the same JBoss as the core services

Topics for joined development[edit]

  • start the two groups

eSciDoc Colab[edit]

  • domain-redirection for the eSciDoc-colab
  • set up the colab and move the eScoDoc pages from MPDL colab