[librecat-dev] creating new 'contributors' field

Patrick Hochstenbach Patrick.Hochstenbach at UGent.be
Tue Jun 26 11:39:14 CEST 2018


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> On 26 Jun 2018, at 10:49, Jonathan NORRIS <jnorris at ist.ac.at> wrote:
> Hello,
> We have a requirement for a 'contributors' field in our research data publications. The idea would be to have a general contributors field that would look like the authors/creators field only with a drop down menu containing the contributor types. We have a list of about 20 contributer types that will be added to the drop down such as researcher, project member, project leader, data collector, contact person, etc.
> I'm looking for some advice on the best way to approach this to get this feature and also keep the same features as the normal author field, including the linking to existing users and the addition of these contributors to the citeproc citations.
> My plan is to create a new definition in the publication schema (schemas.yml) for 'contributor' which will have the same fields as author with the addition of an enum containing the contributor       type choices. Then I would add contributor to the properties of the publication like so:
>     contributor:
>       type: array
>       minItems: 0
>       items:
>         '$ref': '#/definitions/contributor'
>       description: "Contributor"
> Then I would add a new field generator based on author.tt called 'contributor.tt' with the added drop down menu.
> This seems like a workable approach but I'm wondering how this will work with the citeproc citations? Will I have to edit the citation definition files in citeproc to display the new contributors field? I was considering just adding the contributor type enum to the author definition but I don't think this would be a good approach.
> If anyone has any further advice on this I would greatly appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> IST Austria
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