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  1. DSpace
  2. DS-1572

provide option to report repository metadata to dspace.org

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Volunteer Needed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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    • Documentation Status:
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      Description

      http://www.dspace.org/whos-using-dspace
      There is a "Who's using DSpace" page on dspace.org that registers those repositories who wish to be registered and provides some metainformation about them:
      Name, URL, version, web UI, Country, launch date, public/private, institution, database, OS, content description

      In light of the planned migration of dspace.org to a new CMS (Drupal), we may want to re-think how this metainformation database is kept:
      1) make it easier to submit the information
      2) make it effortless to maintain for the dspace.org webmaster

      Most of the information could be gathered automatically and (optionally, at the discretion of each repo admin) submitted automatically to dspace.org. This is an umbrella ticket for the tasks necessary to achieve this.

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      Here are some suggested steps to achieve this:
      1) Define which information we want to collect
      2) Determine which information can be automatically detected from a running DSpace instance
      3) Expose this information via a REST endpoint, but independently of a particular web UI (or, alternatively, in all web UIs)
      4) Announce the availability of this endpoint to dspace.org during DSpace installation
      5) Have dspace.org harvest this information periodically (once a month?)
      6) Expose the information on dspace.org's "Who's using DSpace" page

      See also tickets linked to this ticket.

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                helix84 Ivan Masár
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