[Silva-general] container creators?
aaltepet at bethel.edu
Tue Mar 13 00:38:25 CET 2007
This is awesome! I had the suspicion that Infrae wouldn't be able to make
these adjustments, since I never heard a response, so I'm very excited!
On Monday 12 March 2007 10:21, eric casteleijn wrote:
> Andy Altepeter wrote:
> > Hi Generals,
> > I find it frustrating that in the contents screen of a container I cannot
> > identify who created the sub-containers. Well, being that the contents
> > screen only list author info, this is expected. Except there is no
> > author info for containers! One can determine the creator of a container
> > by going to the properties tab of that container, but that's an extra
> > step.
> > Why is there no author or last modified date? It's probably for
> > historical reasons, but folders can be modified, and those modifications
> > happen by an author. The difficult question is probably "what
> > constitutes a modification to a folder"? I think the answer to this is:
> > "the properties of a folder", like the silva-extra and silva-content
> > metadata sets. Modifications should be considered as either changing the
> > content of an object (in the case of content and assets) or it's
> > properties (content, assets, containers). Modifying metadata on content
> > and assets causes the author info to be updated, so why not for
> > containers?
> > Initially, we know who the author is: the person who created the folder.
> > The person who creates the folder specifies a title, or has the option
> > to, so really they should be the "first" author of the folder. One could
> > also think of this person as the "creator" of the folder.
> > I would like to propose that a change be made to Silva. There are two
> > possibilities here:
> > 1) (simpler): On the contents tab of a container, display the
> > creationdate and the creator of the sub-containers in the 'modified' and
> > 'author' columns. Do not change how container author
> > s are identified (i.e. setting author info when saving a container's
> > metadata).
> > 2) (more involved): When a container is created, set the last mod date
> > and author to the creation time and creator (resp.). When a container's
> > metadata is updated, update the author and modification time. Change the
> > contents screen to display the author and mod time.
> I think I agree with all you've said here, Andy. Since I'm probably
> going to go through the internals of the Metadata System this Thursday,
> I'll try and see if I can take this along.
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