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    Se7en
    @Se7en-IT
    Mysql best settings for improve collective access performance
    CollectiveAccess
    @collectiveaccess
    They're the standard mysql tuning suggestions
    I do find that setting innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 2 helps a lot with writes in general
    and I've never had data corruption issues
    Se7en
    @Se7en-IT
    Perfetto thanks
    Perfect
    Rafael Henrique
    @rahenrique
    Hi, I'm having some problems trying to setup the Library-style check in/check out. The check out seems to work, but I cannot check in the item back. Some guidance? Thanks!
    Rafael Henrique
    @rahenrique
    Found something: in app/controllers/library/CheckInController.php and/or in app/models/ca_object_checkouts.php: the call to the method isOut() seems to return false when the object is currently out (some issue with checking the return_date field, perhaps. Changed the call in the CheckInController to use instead the method objectIsOut() and the issue was gone... Should I inform someone, or create a ticket somewhere?
    Sophie
    @pinkfishies
    Hi Rafael, please create a JIRA ticket for this, thanks
    Rafael Henrique
    @rahenrique
    bowbot
    @bowbot_twitter
    It is possible to add social sharing to a Pawtucket object record? I see reference to AddThis in the documentation but no specific details.
    I also see it on this site—any advice would eb appreciated: https://grpmcollections.org/Detail/collections/182
    Sophie
    @pinkfishies
    Hi @bowbot_twitter - the AddThis is no longer included in Pawtucket2 - now we include a tool for sharing a record by email
    there are a number of easy tools available for you to add the social media buttons of your choice to Pawtucket, such as https://www.sharethis.com/
    bowbot
    @bowbot_twitter
    @pinkfishies So are you saying the the GRPM example I shared is a solution from ShareThis?
    bowbot
    @bowbot_twitter
    Anyone else out there integrating social sharing with their Pawtucket instance?
    Sophie
    @pinkfishies
    Hi @bowbot_twitter Yes I believe GRPM is using embed code from ShareThis
    Usually when we implement social media with Pawtucket2 it's with a third party service so the organization can track shares/social media involvement
    Biblioteca é muito +
    @bib_mais_twitter
    Hello, does anyone know if is it possible to apply Boolean operators in the advanced search form ? I tried to apply "NOT operator" on a search item, but I have no result. Only when I use in the quick search area.
    I also need to search two terms at the same search field, something like to use ( ) parenthesis to combine terms to be searched together. Two different terms from the same controlled vocabulary list. Any tips? (Providence Application version 1.7.3)
    Sophie
    @pinkfishies
    hi @bib_mais_twitter you can create an advanced search form with multiple fields separated by by a boolean dropdown
    For example to conduct AND/OR/NOT searches on object type you would use the {{{ca_objects.type_id:boolean}}} markup
    Biblioteca é muito +
    @bib_mais_twitter
    @pinkfishies nice! thank you very much :)
    jessica-s
    @jessica-s

    Hi, I am trying to find out the best way to track individual parts that make up an object.

    For example, Object X (is made up of 100 photographs. One of these 100 photos has been framed and stored in a different location from the rest of the photographs. It was suggested we use the ‘Location in Hierarchy’ element to track the singular photo, giving it a new idno (e.g. idno:1234K, the parent being idno:1234).

    My questions are:
    • Is the Location in Hierarchy element the best way to track object parts? I am concerned that if we record all the 100 photos individually using the Location in Hierarchy, it would mean we have an additional 100 works listed in the collection).
    • If we do use the Location in Hierarchy element, can I create a User Interface for that element that only contains the fields we need for tracking? For example location / movement tracking; dimensions, title, idno. And how to assign that user interface only to the child records under the parent one?

    I have looked at the wiki re: multipart id numbering and Configuring a Numbering System for Hierarchical Records but still unclear on the above.

    naeemmuhammad
    @naeemmuhammad
    Hi, Is it possible to use redis cluster for backend cache for Providence (1.7.5)? We are already using redis for one of our Providence installation but want to use it in cluster setting. We are using 'phpredis' php extension that supports redis cluster.
    Karl Krägelin
    @karkraeg
    Hi @collectiveaccess I was wondering if you could help me with my question :point_up: November 28, 2018 8:38 AM – I need to get a specific metadata element for further processing in PHP… Thanks!
    bowbot
    @bowbot_twitter
    @collectiveaccess We are going to go ahead and get this developed. We want to give it back to the codebase, what is the best way for you wall to recieve it?
    Biblioteca é muito +
    @bib_mais_twitter
    Hello, someone would know if in the library circulation module would be possible to replace the name users (ca_users) by entities (ca_entities)? Instead of controlling 'check out' and 'check in' using users of the system we would like to use a list of entities (type researcher). Someone have tried something like that?
    Sophie
    @pinkfishies
    @karbecker You can use the option relativeTo to jump between relationships
    $t_object->getWithTemplate('<unit relativeTo="ca_occurences.related"><unit relativeTo="ca_objects">^ca_objects.preferred_labels</unit></unit>'); for example
    Sophie
    @pinkfishies
    @jessica-s The only way to track this without creating additional records would be to track them through a field on the parent record, which is clumsy as it makes information on the sub-objects not searchable and not very robust. Though this could just be a repeating field that includes the object number and a field for location
    It is better to do this by creating hierarchies, and you can make a simplified UI for your child elements. Under My Preferences > Editing, you will see the options of UIs available for your record types
    You can always suppress child records from appearing in your searches in Providence and Pawtucket if you're concerned about clutter
    TBthegr81
    @TBthegr81
    I used letsencrypt and enabled HTTPS on both Providence and Pawtucket, it all works except that Pawtucket insists on using http:// for all the image-urls, I tried define("CA_SITE_PROTOCOL","https"); in setup.php, cleared cache via caUtils and I can't find anything else when googling.
    Is there some configfile or something to declare usage of HTTPS?
    CollectiveAccess
    @collectiveaccess
    @TBthegr81 Check your global.conf file. You might have "http" hardcoded in there for the site_protocol setting?
    In current global.conf files it should be set to CA_SITE_PROTOCOL
    Karl Krägelin
    @karkraeg
    @pinkfishies Thanks! I wasn’t aware that you could use whole display templates!
    jessica-s
    @jessica-s
    Thanks @pinkfishies
    • I used the element 'Location in hierarchy' to make the child record – it must be an intrinsic field, as I cannot access through the metadata elements list, only when I’m adding it to a UI – would you suggest I create a new hierarchy from objects and not use ‘location in hierarchy’?
    • I created a new object UI with only a couple of fields but not sure make it appear only when viewing the child records – how would I do this?
    • How do I suppress child records from appearing in my searches in Providence? And how would you then suggest we then track how many items we have in our collection (the current figures appear in statistics and also in the Object Counts widget)
    Sophie
    @pinkfishies
    @jessica-s The Location in hierarchy bundle just displays the hierarchical organization of the record you are viewing. If you use the "create child" icon in the upper left, the new child record will still appear in Location in hierarchy
    If you want to use a distinct UI, you'll need to make your child records a different object type than the parent. Then, under preferences, you can assign the UIs to each type
    in app.conf you can use the option to hide child results: ca_objects_children_display_mode_in_results = hide
    this functionality doesn't carry over to the widget
    jessica-s
    @jessica-s
    Thanks @pinkfishies I'll give that all a shot. Appreciate your help.
    TBthegr81
    @TBthegr81
    @collectiveaccess I searched the whole providence folder after "site_protocol" and defined it "https" everywhere I could and then it worked, I could change some of them back to using the variable
    Pat Reynolds HP
    @Heritage_People_twitter
    Hi @collectiveaccess I'm looking for a cms for a project I'm working on (remotely) to catalogue the collections of Tristan da Cunha. Main challenge is this UK Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic doesn't have a good internet connection (emails with small attachments are ok, but downloading or uploading good quality images, etc. is not possible. We are looking for a system that can run on a pc, and be regularly downloaded to a hard drive and shipped to Cape Town and then flown to the UK ... where it would be uploaded to a website for public access and shared with the British Library for long term preservation. Does this sound possible? Thanks, Pat.
    CollectiveAccess
    @collectiveaccess
    @TBthegr81 that's odd. Maybe the old value was cached? But you said you cleared caches.
    @Heritage_People_twitter You could run CA on a local server on the island, and then just ship a copy back periodically
    It's doable, but you'd need someone with an idea of how to administer it
    Ari
    @artturimatias

    Hi, I'm trying to show types of relationships in display but I just don't get it.
    I have "Entities related entities" in display list and there I have this:
    ^ca_entities.related.preferred_labels.displayname :

    ^relationship_type_name
    ^relationship_type_id
    ^relationship_type_code

    This shows "Sam Sam : 91 root_for_189"
    So, person's name is what it should be but relationship type not.
    What am I doing wrong?

    animoveronica
    @animoveronica_twitter
    Hi all. Am looking for an insiders perspective and advice from someone with a similar experience. I work in a small public museum. None of the installation profiles are quite what we need. We have a collection of art work (paintins, sculptures, works on paper). Investigation and catalogue information. We need to be able to keep track of location and restoration. We have no budget and I am doing everything by myself. I am looking at tweaking an existing profile to create a database which has the information of the work as a first page, restauration and location in second page, and extra info like investigation or education resources as an extra. Not too difficult for computer illiterate users to get around. I wonder if it recommended, considering our current scenario, is it better to teach myself how to do a .xml profile (I have some basic knowledge of things like HTML etc), or to tweak from inside one of the existing installation profiles (despite the fact that they are quite different to what we need).