Contribute to the DSpace Development Fund
The newly established DSpace Development Fund supports the development of new features prioritized by DSpace Governance. For a list of planned features see the fund wiki page.
|Title (Goal)||Structure - Relationships between objects (e.g. Author items as Authors of an Item rather than textual metadata)|
|Primary Actor||End User|
|Story (A paragraph or two describing what happens)|
A formal mechanism for describing relationships between items, collection, bitstreams, etc will facilitate managing and visualizing DSpace contents independent of Community/Collection hierarchy.
User should be able to select from one or more relationship types and have relationship constructed between one or more objects.
Administrator should be able to control a list of predefined types that can be used on objects
Manager should be able to associate predefined relationship types with "Profile" or "Template" assigned to Dspace Objects, identifying if the types are required/optional and what the defined domain and range are allowed to be.
A few other use cases seem somewhat related to the idea of better relationships between objects: