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[EP-tech] Re: Recollect plugin installation and migrating repository



Kahena,

Installing the Recollect plugin will definitely change the workflow in an existing repository as well as add some fields and if I remember correctly other code that may not be wanted in an existing EPrints archive.  We were able to successfully integrate "Recollect" into our existing IR but as Adam has indicated much care should be used if doing so.  The package really is meant for those that are starting out with a new/clean EPrints repository with the mind set of only accepting data sets.  

I would highly suggest you install this into a separate test/development archive first and then work the changes into your existing repository.  We decided to separately install Recollect into an empty clean separate EPrints installation first and then we determined what was different between our existing archive and the new Recollect archive and then migrated the changes by hand to our existing archive.  This seemed to be the safest process for us and during the process we reviewed the fields we already had with the new fields created.  Some of these kept, some of these we augmented and some of these we just decided we didn't need.  We essentially used the Recollect package to augment our existing dataset item type field wise and pretty much we ignored the rest.  This way we can now more accurately acquire data set items without losing the existing workflow/processes in our existing IR.

Hope this helps.

Brian.

Brian D. Gregg
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University of Pittsburgh | University Library System
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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 Lizz Jennings
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 11:27 AM
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Recollect plugin installation and migrating repository

I would guess the biggest issue will be with making sure that the data types (Recollect uses data_collection instead of everything else including dataset) and metadata fields are mapping appropriately.  I'm not aware of it removing the old types (unless I've done something particularly bizarre with mine...).  The other thing is if you're migrating from a much older version of EPrints - that may introduce additional complications.

I'm not sure what would *break* from using it, but you might lose functionality or make stuff invisible.  I've not done it before, so am also guessing.

Lizz

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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 Field A.N.
Sent: 13 November 2015 15:45
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Recollect plugin installation and migrating repository

Be careful, the ReCollect plugin "reprofiles" your repository (i.e. makes it significantly different).  It's really designed to turn your repository into a stand-alone data repository (please correct me if I'm wrong, EPrints community).

I would suggest having  a play, and then figuring out which items to migrate.  If there are significant changes to the database schema, migration may be difficult.  I don't have any direct experience with this, so I don't really know.

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Adam Field
Business Relationship Manager and Community Lead EPrints Services
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On 13 Nov 2015, at 14:58, Morrissey, Kahena wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>  
> We need to install the ReCollect plugin and realise that the recommended way of installing it is to do a fresh EPrints installation then install the plugin.
>  
> My question is:  if this is done, is it then alright to migrate a repository from an EPrints repository (v3.3.11 on Ubuntu) ,that does not have the ReCollect plugin, to this new fresh installation?
>  
> Any advice and/or web references on this would be greatly appreciated.
>  
> Thank you in advance.
>  
> Best regards,
> Kahena
>  
> MIS Officer | Information Systems & Technology University of Bolton | 
> Deane Road | Bolton | BL3 5AB
> Email: k.morrissey at bolton.ac.uk | Tel: +44 (0)1204 903 207
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