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  1. untangle format identification/validation/MDextraction

    In the course of the discussion on the "File Extension Mismatch - Change Notice" posted on BaseCamp by Opher Kutner (ExL), I noticed that some aspects of file identification/validation/MDextraction in Rosetta need improvement. What got me thinking was the statement that format identification was done by the extractor, which isn't the case. Instead, the actual behaviour is that the MdExtractionPlugin also does the format validation, while the format identification is run separately in DROID. However, the job of extractors is neither format identification nor format validation. Instead, it's metadata extraction only. Usually, a preservation repository can't even know which extractor…

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    • Allow institutional parameters for (custom) plugins

      In a consortial landscape a plugin may be used by several institutions. However, each institution may need to use different parameters for a shared plugin.

      To give examples, consider these two business cases:
      (1) A plugin utililzes proprietary 3rd party software that is licenced per institution. In such case we must ensure that only the institutions that actually pay the licence fee have access to the functionality. The license key would have to be configured per institution.
      (2) A PDF migration plugin can take different input parameters which determine the output format to be created (e.g. to PDF/A-1b vs. PDF/A-2b).…

      4 votes
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      • Take account of the METS mimetype attribute during file ingest

        The METS standard has a mimetype attribute on files "<file MIMETYPE="application/pdf" ... /> but this information is currently ignored by Rosetta during the file-type identification process on ingest.

        Mimetye should be at least as reliable as file extensions (because mimetype is a standard, is actively maintained and widely use by a good portion of software for identifying file types).

        In particular, recognising mimetypes is likely to greatly increase the ease of ingest of content from internet-facing content management systems where it is very widely used

        See also https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6838

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          0 comments  ·  Ingest  ·  Admin →
        • encrypt all update channels

          After experiencing some problems with Rosetta's Format Library update mechanism (see SC 00423700 "error while updating Format Library [Rosetta 5.1.0.2]", handled by Paul), we got thinking about Rosetta updates in general. Currently, all updates are downloaded through an unencrypted connection. This includes:
          - Rosetta updates (major, minor, service packs, hotfixes) and their checksum files (!)
          - Oracle updates and their checksum files
          - PDS updates (presumably)
          - Format Library updates
          Due to this, there's no way to verify authenticity of ExLibris' servers and the integrity of the update packages/the checksums. All information that are downloaded from ExLibris' servers must be…

          3 votes
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          • view only- user who cannot break anything

            For error-detection and workflow documentation it is sometimes necessary to be able to view all configurations in Rosetta - even all in the Administration area.
            But not all users should be able to edit configuration elements in Rosetta, especially not in the Administration Area.
            In our (ZBW/Germany) opinion, a view-only-user would be very handy. This person would be able to see all the configuration details and the view-option would be available to her/him, but not the edit-button.
            She/he would not be able to break anything, but would be able to see all the details needed for documentation or other purposes. …

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            • Rework/rewrite AIP update functionality

              Since version 4, Rosetta includes a feature called AIP update. This feature is used mainly by libraries to alter data in the permanent repository, which might be necessary for a number of reasons. Metadata might need updating due to a typo or due to new research results, new files that weren't included in the original ingest might be added, or existing files might be altered with higher resolution versions or to repair defective files. Libraries tend to use this feature, because they regularly ingest SIPs that include a minimal set of metadata. Later, when full metadata have been allotted or…

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              • issues with indexing in Rosetta

                Here at SLUB, we're seeing a few issues with the way indexing is implemented in Rosetta.
                Currently, all Rosetta servers that are in the "Indexer" role hold a single part of the whole index with no redundancy between the indexing nodes. If there's an outage in one of the servers, there are two effects.
                N°1: One third of the index entries will not be available and the missing server will not take part in indexing any new IEs, obviously. The IE that was just being processed by this server will not be in the index and information about it will…

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                  3 comments  ·  Ingest  ·  Admin →
                • provide Rosetta developer previews

                  ExLibris' current mode of releasing new Rosetta versions is to announce a rough time slot ("April this year") for that new version/minor-release/servicepack/hotfix, release it and deliver a list of changes along with the new release. Up until the actual release, ExLibris will only give a very general roadmap of the planned changes. While this is an easy approach for ExLibris, it's hard for the customers to prepare for the release. Therefore, I propose for ExLibris to provide pre-release versions of Rosetta in order to enable developers to adapt their software (i.e. Submission Applications) to new features, changed API behaviour etc.…

                  6 votes
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                  • Make Standard Upload procedure for 3A configurable (Applet vs. manual upload)

                    When adding representations via the 3A workbench, the default procedure is the applet upload. Due to security settings, the applet may not be available in some environments. In this case, the user has to click the "Load the files manually" link located on the left to then switch to the manual upload procedure, which works fine.
                    To avoid these extra steps it would be nice to set the default upload procedure (applet or manual) for 3A workflows via a general parameter.

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                    • In Material Flows: remove option to "automatically extract compressed files" when the Content Structure is changed to METS

                      The material flow configuration includes the default option to "automatically extract compressed files". This option works in all workflows except METS content structure work flows, as extracting compressed files leads to mismatches in the METS struct map.
                      Material flow configuration screens should blend out the extraction option for METS content structure or make the user aware of a faulty configuration upon saving such a combination.

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                      • relative paths in IE XML / Storage Migration

                        Rosetta 5.2 has brought a new Storage Migration feature that enables institutions to restructure their permanent storage to fit changing requirements. However, the documentation currently warns that "Disconnecting legacy storage is not recommended as it may prevent the possibility of reverting to a previous IE version." (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Rosetta/Product_Documentation/Version_5.2, Preservation Guide, page 185). As far as I can see, this limitation is due to the use of absolute paths in the IE XML files. The paths in older versions of these files cannot be updated without forging provenance information, which, of course, isn't an alternative. However, updating these paths would…

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                        • customizable staff_work_area per institution

                          As people who ingest data into and export data from Rosetta we would like to export IEs per institution.

                          Currently the export directory for the whole consortium is (in our installation) /exlibris1/operational_shared/staff_work_area/

                          Subdirectories are created when a user exports something for the first time. The subdirectories are named after the user, e.g. for user admin1 /exlibris1/operational_shared/staff_work_area/admin1/.

                          We would like to have the export directory per institution, e.g. /exlibris1/operational_shared/staff_work_area/institution_1/ or /exlibris1/operational_shared/staff_work_area/institution_2/. The creation of subdirectories for users is fine as it is and we would like to keep that behaviour.

                          Also, we would like to set the path for a parameter…

                          8 votes
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                          • Create Itemized Sets for Representations (REPs) and Files

                            We're trying to create an itemized set of File PIDs in Rosetta to run a fixity check, but we're receiving an error message that Rosetta can't find the PIDs. It looks like Rosetta is expecting a list of IEs in order to create an itemized set. Is there another way to create an itemized set of File PIDs?

                            Ultimately, we’d want to be able to make itemized sets with IEs, REPs, and Files.

                            3 votes
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                            • Bulk delete of Processes

                              We can have 100s of processes located under the Data Management tab and we would like the ability to mark some or all of the processes and then delete them in bulk

                              4 votes
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                              • Read-only user

                                As we've begun bringing more users into Rosetta we've seen the need for a different type of user, who could basically do these things:
                                *view/download IEs/files
                                *view the collection tree

                                But should not be able to:
                                *see/modify processes.
                                *delete IEs or purge the recycle bin

                                We checked using dummy accounts with 'Viewer/Editor - View' and 'Approver/Assessor/Arranger - View' but neither of these can see the collection tree, either from the data management menu or from the search screen. So, we'd like something similar Viewer-Editor-View but with access to the collection tree.

                                6 votes
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                                • OCR plugin that makes full text available to search

                                  To create a full text searching capability, we are proposing a plugin that performs OCR on the files in Rosetta, and then makes that text output available via an API or other publishing mechanism, that can be read and indexed by an external CMS.

                                  17 votes
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                                  • Allow Retention Policy to not delete automatically

                                    Besides of having the option to delete or delete permanently, a retention policy should also allow not to delete at all. Many institutions want to assign a retention period to their objects, but do not want to delete the IEs when the retention period is over. Instead they expect to receive a report where they can decide themselves which objects should be deleted.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Allow full-text searching of all objects in an IE, not just one at a time.

                                      There is a way to have Primo index the full text of PDFs that are in Rosetta which can help a user find which Rosetta IE has a document containing their term/phrase but then once the user clicks through to the Rosetta viewer there is no way for the user to know where their search term appears. Having the search term come through to the viewer would be great, but that would only work when there are a few PDFs. For IEs that contain dozens of PDFs the user would have to open each one and search for their term.…

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Enforce file download in Rosetta Delivery

                                        As a researcher, I want to be able to always download a data file delivered to me in the web browser, regardless of its format. But to date, there is no such option in Rosetta.

                                        The choice of specialized viewers is limited. A vast majority of formats will be handled by the “File Viewer” that leaves it up to the browser how to deal with a file – open it directly in the browser window or offer it for download. For some formats, it is possible to define a download or “save file” option in the browser settings. For the…

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Flagging SIPs as Deleted when all IEs are deleted/purged

                                          One of our institutions keeps track of the ingested SIPs in an external application. Here, it is currently not easily possible to trace SIPs for which all IEs have been deleted.

                                          When deleting all IEs of a SIP in Permanent, the SIP itself cannot be found in a search in Permanent - however, the SIP itself is not flagged as deleted in the SIP Report and its status remains as "Permanent/Finsished" when querying for SIP Status via the API. External applications therefore can't easily see that the SIP actually doesn't exist anymore.

                                          For external integrations it would be helpful to…

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