[silva-dev] Import/Export of Acquired Metadata
schluep at iha.bepr.ethz.ch
Tue Aug 26 10:15:04 CEST 2003
> What about just not exporting the metadata if the metadata is not filled
> in locally but is acquired instead. After all, the object doesn't have
> any metadata directly associated with it, so why export that?
> I, um, had hoped that this was already the case in the implementation
> as I recall discussing this in the past as the right solution...
> This way an object will gain the metadata of whatever context it finds
> itself in upon import. I think this is usually the intended behavior,
> but perhaps people disagree.
> Unless people suggest that this is frequently not the intended behavior
> to move the metadata system into that direction.
I think a document or a piece of text should keep its original metadata,
even if it is exported. In the case of my project, authors will be creating
learning objects (a sort of building blocks to create courses) which may be
used by other teachers and trainers. To facilliate the generation of
metadata, some metadata items are acquired by the containing folder. E.g.
all learning objects in one folder are likely to have the same discipline,
publishing institution and copyrights. By acquisiton they will automatically
share these metadata items. But if such a learning objects are exported and
used in another system, the original metadata should remain (copyrights
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