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[EP-tech] Re: About compounds

I think that something that Seb demoed at the Eprints user group recently might be useful in this scenario...
*if* you had an author dataset, (similar to the 'user' dataset), you could store authors as dataobjrefs.

Seb's demo showed something similar for Projects/Funders - using a pop-up/modal window. It was very nice!

There has been previous discussion around the subject of richer data for authors - but I can?t remember any definite endpoint to those discussions!


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From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ian Stuart
Sent: 08 July 2014 16:04
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: About compounds

On 08/07/14 15:54, Gilles Fourni? wrote:
> Hi,
> The library staff wants us to describe authors with many fields
> (internal id number, department, unit, ...).
> So we wonder if we can add subfields to existing compounds like creators
> or editors.
> Obviously, we would keep existing subfields unchanged and just add new
> subfields.
> Is it safe to do so ? Or are there risks to break something ?
Yes, adding extra fields is easy..... but only 1 level deep!

> And, as a side question, I fear that a too big compound will be unusable
> : in the input form, we will get a table with many columns, which will
> probably be larger than the screen width. Is there a way to have the
> subfields use several rows ?
I've not seen one.... not without writing your own rendering routines 
(which are eminently doable..)


Ian Stuart.
Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org
Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team,
The University of Edinburgh.


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