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Re: [EP-tech] doctype views with monograph-type and pres_type

Hi Tomasz,

We have a view something like that, but for academic units and schools : http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/faculty_dept/ but it is built against a subject tree rather than separate fields.  I presume you are controlling the available set options in the workflow depending on the item type selected?


We don’t have separate Monograph and Book types, but a lot of the monograph types you’ve shown (we have a number of those same types defined but under ‘other’) aren’t necessarily going to be books – are all books going to be monographs?


Not really all that much help I suspect, sorry!



From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Tomasz Neugebauer
Sent: 01 August 2017 22:14
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] doctype views with monograph-type and pres_type


We would like to include the display/count of the sub-types for doctypes on the “View by Document Types” page:


I think that our settings are close to the EPrints defaults; we have the following “Conference or Workshop Item” types (defined as “pres_type” in eprint_fields.pl): paper, lecture, speech, poster, keynote, other.  

We also have the following Monograph types (defined as “pres_type” in eprint_fields.pl): technical report, project report, documentation, manual, working paper, discussion paper, other.  

Thus, on the view by doctype, we would like to see something like this:


•             Article (1319)

•             Book Section (100)

•             Monograph (87)

·         technical_report ([count of technical_report])

·         project_report ([count of project_report])

·         documentation (count of documentation)

·         manual (count of manual)

·         working_paper (…etc…)

·         discussion_paper ()

·         other ()

•             Conference or Workshop Item (121)

·         paper ()

·         lecture ()

·         speech ()

·         poster ()

·         keynote ()

·         other ()

•             Book (6)

•             Thesis (13040)

Has this type of view been done already?  Any advice on the best way to do that?  Is that something that can be done just by tweaking the views.pl?

A related question to that is, by default, the “Book” doctype is separated out from “Monograph”, which seems counter-intuitive.  Has anyone combined these two doctypes?  Is there a reason to keep them separate?

Best wishes,






Tomasz Neugebauer
Digital Projects & Systems Development Librarian / Bibliothécaire des Projets Numériques & Développement de Systèmes
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