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Discussions around possible addition of meta data fields in document upload process

Has anyone considered the issue of "MetaData" around documents (word and Pdf primarily) in respect to getting some meta data before the file upload submit is generated. Am considering a small pop up window that would have three fields. Two of these would be drop downs with a pre populated data set and the third a free format text field. This would allow a top level descriptor, a second level with multiple selections (Something like the selections in the news drop down) and a third free format descriptor entered by the submitter.

All of this will allow much better search engine results on searching a large library… Just interested to know if anyone has done any work on indexing large libraries of content to get better search results :)
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I have not considered it but it sounds like a good idea.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Hi Amichan we are working on some prototype stuff and will let you know how we go. There are not many OC sites that I can see using any large file library's at the moment so we might be a pioneer here.
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so are you making mods for ocportal like I plan on doing or started to do?
I had a site up where I had several skins made but I closed it do to lack of time how ever I will be reopening it back up.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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so are you making mods for ocportal like I plan on doing or started to do?
I had a site up where I had several skins made but I closed it do to lack of time how ever I will be reopening it back up.
We have two developers working on components for OCP in a part time role. We are expending some dollars on development as we think the product is extremly sound and the code base well constructed. There are a number of areas we are focused on:
File upload facility with Meta Data tags and selection criteria with an associated admin screen. This will allow admins and editors to confirm content for release to a file library and that library to be indexed by ISYS ver 8.1 Search engine. We will have three search areas 1. A file Library where many files are uploaded by visitors probably upwards of 5000 files, a web spidered library with around a Terabyte or two of indexed data and the OCP forum search which we believe is robust and does not need any changes due to the fantastic way that security is handled in the search results. It is no mean feat creating appropriate security in searching a forum where there are many security levels.
A range of enhancements in the Calander system, some of which we might have to get OC to do
Some calculators to calculate Child Support amounts to be paid and "other family related calculators"

Our site is more of a reference site on what to do after parents seperate so very different to most. We are looking at a range of enhancements to many other areas of OCP to make it more user friendly for Editors and Admins as the biggest issue you have with all thes sites is getting users to enter data and participate. If it is hard they don't make forum posts or don't post news items, take part in polls , tests, quizzes etc. So our focus is on the development of the community and to increase public use.

One area we are having considerable difficulty coming to grips with is our "Editor" and "Moderator" class of users and the WYSIWYG text areas. They all want to copy/paste straight off web pages and word documents that include embedded HTML links and or images and or AVI links etc and as you know OCP supports comcode which requires a bit of mucking around to add URL's, etc … Images do not just paste in, they need to be saved and uploaded. That is all a big impost on non IT type users. If there were two areas I would say we are going to have to consult heavily in the future with OCP is the Forum development and the editor.  

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We are up against some stiff competition with recent deployments of Open Source Joomla, Drupal see  Idealware: Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems: Joomla, Drupal, and Plone

and of course Microsoft's visually stunning MOSS 2007 but fortunately for us and OCP no one has the 20 - 500k+ needed to deploy it.
 
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