ESciDoc Committer Meeting 2009-12-15

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Date: 15.12.2009 Start time: 15:30

Location: Karlsruhe, München (Video conference or TelCo)

Participants MPDL: Natasa Bulatovic, Wilhelm Frank

Participants FIZ: Matthias Razum, Frank Schwichtenberg, Steffen Wagner, Dr. Michael Hoppe, Harald Kappus

Previous committer meeting

Next committer meetings


Next committer meeting[edit]

  • 2010-01-12

PubMan@MDNamespace changes[edit]

  • what has been changed in the metadata?
    • namespaces
    • some metadata element names (publication.creator.person.organization.organization-name => publication.creator.person.organization.title(dc), publication.creator.organization.organization-name => publication.creator.person.organization.title(dc) )
    • enum values (all except for "invitation-status" metadata) are turned into URIs
    • CONE identifiers (still open if we will turn them into URIs)
  • Search&Export REST interface
    • will be backwards compatible, will also serve the old version of the profile (backward transformation)
    • also lucene indexing stylesheet will include generation of the old index publication.creator.organization.organization-name and the new index publication.creator.organization.title
  • we will not handle both old and new versions in PubMan, only the new version will be handled in future
    • if in future there would be such large activities then we will handle all profiles in use
  • migration procedure
    • will run on all items and container affected by the changed profiles
    • will run on contexts (change PubMan Admin descriptors with allowed genre types to new URI values)
    • will run for 1.1 core-service for certain


Performance & Stability[edit]

some security issues[edit]

  • privileged viewer vs. 1.1.4

Local Administrator - OU Administrator role[edit]

  • description of administrative roles

API changes v1.3[edit]

status of resources related to the two properties:

Propery    name  description

context    yes       yes
container  yes       yes
item       no        no
ou         yes       yes

in v1.3 all resource will have two properties

  • NAME: can be set in all methods
  • DESCRIPTION: can be set in all methods


  • 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
    • MPDL
    • FIZ

Long term issues[edit]

Download links for[edit]

  • VIRR
  • date ?

Cache and Administrative searches[edit]

eSciDoc Admin Tool[edit]

eSciDoc Colab[edit]

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