use datastream attribute to label file captions

Project:RUcore Workflow Management System (WMS)
Category:feature request

We want to use a datastream attribute to provide a user-friendly label for the files that users can download/view. For example, PDF-1 is not always the best descriptive label for the user. If there is more than one datastream/file, PDF-1, PDF-2 is even worse. The cataloger should be able (but not obligated) to specify what the datastream is, for example: transcript, student work (e.g. for the VMC), appendix 1, "front", "back" (e.g. for 2-sided postcards), translation, and so on.

We would want this to be incorporated into the WMS -- probably in the digital file upload function. (Then we need to remember to create a feature request for Search that would pick up this attribute to display as a caption for the datastream.)

The MDWG might want to discuss whether to provide a controlled vocabulary to assist the cataloger, but there always should be a free-text option so that this feature is available for future, unanticipated datastream labels.

This would be a great end user feature.



Version:5.3» 6.2
Assigned to:ananthan» yuyang

Moving from 5.3 to 6.2.


Status:active» test

New code following specs. Test when release 7.0 moves to rep-devel/test site. -YY


Version:6.2» 7.0


Status:test» closed

This capability has been added in this release and the WMS users are able to overwrite the default labels for datastreams.


Priority:normal» critical
Status:closed» active

I am changing this from CLOSED to ACTIVE. I don't know what happened, but this does not work in R7.0.1. I tried it in both development and production.

I entered text for a label on the digital file upload page, but the foxml display had the labels as "DJVU-1" and "PDF-1". I ingested, thinking there might be a table behind the xml, but on the public display all I saw were the default values, not my labels for the files.


Status:active» closed

There is another bug related to Rhonda's report (provide a list of file and first file name and last file name options) and that has been tested and closed in R7.2.

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