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Additional metadata for Collections #1121
Goal: Data providers get the opportunity to add metadata to collections – during initial upload and at a later stage (e.g. if journal or article doi isn’t known yet when the Collection is created), then data users have more options for faceted search.
Actors: Data providers (default user with create collection grant)
Actions: Data provider starts to create a collection and adds additional information.
1.1. “Additional information” -> remove this header
Following Metadata entry fields are visible by default for user
i. Study type (mandatory/required): Radioboxes observational - experimental - simulation/modelling - survey – other (without free text field)
1.3. User has the option to add multiple metadata entry fields, according to existing “Add Additional Information” functionality.
Choice menu preceded by Text "Material/Method" with placeholder text "Select from List"
The following metadata are included:
I think the position of the "Collection metadata" headline is a bit confusing, as "title", "description" and authors are also collection metadata.
Suggestion: What about using "Study Context" instead of "Collection Metadata" and no headline preceeding the choice menu?
Fair enough - ticket edited. I just don't like "Additional information" as it could be understood to be less important/relevant than earlier fields. Terms don't apply to all datasets and therefore cannot become mandatory, but they are equally important for dataset description and (via search functions) data discovery.
Suggested placeholder (grey text before data are entered) for Geo-coordinates:
"Latitude(-90 TO 90), Longitude (-180 TO 180)
Most scientists/data providers should be familiar with these conventions, but it doesn't hurt to be explicit.