Plugin for Omeka that allows a curator to monitor the status of the collections. It creates an element set to manage administrative status of records (transcription, translation, notes, etc.) and adds a view to follow evolution of items.
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README.md

Curator Monitor (plugin for Omeka)

Curator Monitor is a plugin for Omeka that allows a curator to monitor the status of the collections. It creates an element set to manage administrative status of records (transcription, translation, notes, etc.) and adds a view to follow evolution of items. Element and terms can be added and modified at any time.

Notes

  • Add, modify and remove elements

    • To manage elements, go to Settings > Element Sets > Monitor > Edit.
    • Once inserted, the name and the description can't be changed via the interface like fields of other element sets. The comment and the other options can be updated at any time.
    • To remove an element, a security is added: a checkbox in the config page of the plugin should be checked before.
  • Export of stats

    Stats can be filtered and exported via the main page of the plugin. Supported formats are:

    • CSV, with values separated by a tabulation.
    • OpenDocument Spreadsheet or "ods", the normalized format for spreadsheets, that can be open by any free spreadsheets like LibreOffice, or not free ones. This format requires that Zip to be installed on the server (generally by default).
    • Flat OpenDocument Spreadsheet or "fods", another standard format that can be opened by any free spreadsheets or by any text editor (this is a simple xml file). Note: With old releases of LibreOffice for Windows, a little free filter may need to be installed.

Installation

Install the required plugins HistoryLog, version 2.8 or higher, and SimpleVocab. If the last improvements on History Log are not yet committed, the fork of History Log should be used.

Install the optional plugin Hide Elements in order to hide some fields to the public or selected groups of users. The fork of Hide Elements can be used too, because it allows more precise rules.

Uncompress files and rename plugin folder "CuratorMonitor".

Then install it like any other Omeka plugin.

Warning

Use it at your own risk.

It’s always recommended to backup your files and your databases and to check your archives regularly so you can roll back if needed.

Troubleshooting

See online issues on the plugin issues page on GitHub.

License

This plugin is published under the CeCILL v2.1 licence, compatible with GNU/GPL and approved by FSF and OSI.

In consideration of access to the source code and the rights to copy, modify and redistribute granted by the license, users are provided only with a limited warranty and the software's author, the holder of the economic rights, and the successive licensors only have limited liability.

In this respect, the risks associated with loading, using, modifying and/or developing or reproducing the software by the user are brought to the user's attention, given its Free Software status, which may make it complicated to use, with the result that its use is reserved for developers and experienced professionals having in-depth computer knowledge. Users are therefore encouraged to load and test the suitability of the software as regards their requirements in conditions enabling the security of their systems and/or data to be ensured and, more generally, to use and operate it in the same conditions of security. This Agreement may be freely reproduced and published, provided it is not altered, and that no provisions are either added or removed herefrom.

Contact

Current maintainers:

  • Daniel Berthereau (see Daniel-KM on GitHub)

First version of this plugin has been built for the Jane Addams Papers Project of the Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Copyright

  • Copyright Daniel Berthereau, 2015