Does anybody know if the Metadata Dictionary tables / rules are deprecated or if they're simply just not documented in the Wiki? I'm interested in the caUtils commands load-metadata-dictionary-from-excel-file and validate-using-metadata-dictionary-rules.
@kehh The "metadata dictionary" was created for a consortia project; it's an extended help + data validation system. You can set long form help text for any metadata element + any number of validation rules. The rules are just expressions. The nice bit is that you can validate data against the rules and then browse against the violations. It's very helpful for data cleanup, or so I'm told.
We didn't have much time (or money) to implement the feature. Only the minimum was done, so there's no UI for managing the dictionary. The only way to add or update entries is via the caUtils load command.
It's officially supported in the sense that we can't get rid of it as there are some large scale users who depend upon it. But we haven't documented it because unless you're one of those users you're unlikely to want to deal with the worksheet format (and we don't want to have to support them if they do try)
At some point in the future we'll build a UI for it. I couldn't tell you when that would be. It's kind of an overkill feature... until it's not.
Hello. I'm trying to get pawtucket up and running and I can't seem to find any documentation on what steps to follow to get our collections on it. I've read the wiki but it doesn't really help me add featured galleries or collections or anything like that.
Which version of Pawtucket are you using? I know that the latest versions of Providence requires Pawtucket 2. Have you set the object, the object lot, and the media representation to be available to the public?
I think those work together, perhaps one of the devs can point you in the right direction if I am wrong.
My next suggestion is to double check the permissions; it took me a while to realize that one of the required steps to allowing Pawtucket to display an item was to make the whole collection lot accessible.