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  1. Producer Mandatory Fields shall be controlled by a code table

    As of now (version 5.3) there is no code table to control which fields are optional or mandatory when adding a producer.

    We provide Rosetta as a service and the details (name, email, telephone etc.) of producers can be seen across the installation. This means that staff user 1 from institution A can see the details of the producers of all the other institutions. The workaround is to enter 123 as telephone.

    Basically we would like Rosetta to be fully compliant with the concept of multi-tenancy.
    Until this can be reached we would like to see code tables in use…

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    • Add report in migration plugin

      The migration plugin is part of preservation and is the way in Rosetta to migrate bitstreams from an obsolete format to an uptodate format. It is a script plugin receiving a file and delivering the newly migrated file.
      For purpose of transparency it would be necessary to add a report about what has changed. For example when migrating pdf to pdf/a it might happen, that a font was included or even replaced. Having a report would implement a well documented preservation workflow. Depending on the migration tool the report might be quite complex.

      So it would be nice to add…

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      • Additional rule input parameter: Preservation Type

        We have a few workflows where we are adding derivative copies either manually or automatically.
        We hold our derivative / access copies to a different standard than the preservation master files - as such, we are willing to ignore most techMD extraction errors, etc. at this stage.

        However, looking at the MD extraction error handling rules, ignore reasons can only be filtered on the producer / format / extension / mime type etc. level.

        We therefore propose to add Preservation Type as an input criterion for submission rules such as metadata extraction error.

        4 votes
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        • Export of full-lifecycle IE including all versions

          Something Rosetta is currently lacking is the possibility to export full IEs including all versions. Current export functionality only exports the latest version of an IE.

          Two use cases for this functionality of full lifecycle IE export: exit scenario;
          batch export of IEs post migration action to perform external analysis / comparison of different versions of the same digital object across different versions.

          8 votes
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          • Configure the delivery rules to display only logical structure maps, and not physical ones

            We would like the ability to configure the delivery rules to display only logical structure maps, and not physical ones as for one of our institutions, we’d like NOT to deliver the physical structMap, and only the logical one.

            Thanks,

            Ryan

            Ryan Edwards
            Digital Access and Systems Librarian
            Information Systems
            Getty Research Institute
            1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
            Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
            reedwards@getty.edu
            310.440.7398

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            • Additional rule input parameter: material flow

              Since the organization levels in Rosetta are limited to consortium and institution, we often have to ingest objects of different origin an type into a single institution. This poses problems as for certain sources you want to activate more or less extraction and/or file extension rules that for other sources. Currently we have to leave the more permissive rules off, make the SIPs fail and end up in the TA, enable the permissive rules, rerun the SIPs and finally disable the permissive rules.

              This is a pain and requires many manual interventions that are error-prone and can influence other ingests…

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              • Ability to integrate our Ingest tool with Rosetta

                We are looking at supporting the ability to add a new format to our Ingest tool, in conjunction with this we would like that to trigger some type of API call to Rosetta and add the file format as an allowed format as well.

                In Rosetta you can add a new file extension in the Submission Format area of the UI. We have provided the option to add a new format in our Ingest tool, So once they do this, we would like this to trigger an some type of API call to Rosetta and add the new file extension…

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                • Support the ability for Rosetta to request IEs in batches

                  We would like Rosetta to work more efficiently when the storage layer is tape based, particularly for exports. Could Rosetta request IEs in batches from the storage layer. when exporting large collections from tape a file is retrieved from tape one at a time.

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                  • Support Oracle Internet Directory

                    Support OID as an alternative to tnsnames.ora in Oracle Installation. OID is the DNS like service for Oracle that we use heavily in our institution.

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                    • Recalculate fixity SHA2 and insert into Rosetta

                      We have around 22,000,000 files that we would like to recalculate a new fixity hash, but this time it would be SHA256. We need a good way of getting this fixity back into Rosetta. We would like to store it along with the SHA1 value we previously generated. We are aware that the SHA1 fixity is located in xml clob data in the hdemetadata table. We are wondering if there is another location for this SHA1 value in another table.

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                      • IE Viewer enhancements

                        Fist of all I like the looks of the new repository viewer and looking forward to the new IE viewer that Adi showed in the Rosetta 5.3 highlights webinar. There are a couple of things I would like to see in the new IE viewer, though:

                        The new metadata panel looks great, but should be collapsible to make more room for the viewer panel. The same is true for the content panel.

                        For some collections in Rosetta, no or hardly any descriptive metadata was available during ingest. The DC record for those IEs is typically empty except for a dc:title…

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                        • Make IE Viewer share button configurable

                          The share button in the IE Viewer currently always shows the browser URL. Often the IE has an OID or some persistent URL that is preferred over the transient viewer URL. Rosetta should allow the URL that is displayed to be configurable. Preferably with an XSLT per institution similar to the IE metadata XSLT.

                          It is also desirable to allow for more than 1 URL in the share window. That would allow to add URLs for standalone vs embedded viewers, thumbnail view, CMS metadata view, etc.

                          3 votes
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                          • Bitstream information in Bitstreams Tab

                            Researchers often use zip or tar files in order to upload large amounts of research data in various formats. Bytestream extraction is a useful tool for analyzing the content of these container files. The resulting bitstream information is written in the METS and displayed in the BitStreams Tab in the Web Editor. The information includes BS ID, file name, file original path, extension, mime type and format ID (if successfully identified).

                            We would like to suggest the following improvements for the BitStreams Tab and the bitstream information in general:

                            1) Include Bitstream size. The relevant values can be found in…

                            2 votes
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                            • SRU request to get the file PID

                              For a specific use case, we need to get the deep link of a file in Rosetta. Our idea is to use the SRU request for this purpose. But currently SRU requests only return IE-level responses, and not file-level information. We would like to see this changed and are asking for the option of a SRU response at file level to be added.

                              6 votes
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                              • Upgrade internal XSLT processor

                                Currently Rosetta seems to accept only XSLT 1.0 syntax for XSLT configuration files. This means we are deprived of the many goodies of XSLT 2.0 and 3.0:

                                - strong typing and XSD types
                                - XPATH 2.0 sequences
                                - XSL functions
                                - range variables
                                - regular expression matching and grouping
                                - URL encoding and decoding
                                - better value comparison

                                EXSLT 1.0 is not supported either, so whenever I try to do something more intelligent that some simple markup and string replacing, I hit the limits of XSLT 1.0. Trying to make decisions in your XSLT based on element values without regular…

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                                • Search for "unknown" extensions

                                  It is currently not possible to search for files with extensions that are not recorded in the Format Library, such as .md or .cxml, because they are not included in the autocomplete list. So there is no way to build sets of files with such “unknown” extensions. According to Ex Libris, there is an open issue on this subject: DPS-16975. I would like to suggest that increased attention be given to this issue and that a solution be planned for one of the upcoming releases.

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                                  • 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).…

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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…

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