This step plugin allows you to generate configurable identifiers and save them within a metadata in the METS file.
The plugin allows the automatic generation of identifiers and the saving within a metadata in the METS file of the corresponding processes.
To install the plugin, the following file must be installed:
To configure how the plugin should behave, various values can be adjusted in the configuration file. The configuration file is usually located here:
The configuration of the plugin is structured as follows:
<!-- which projects to use for (can be more then one, otherwise use *) -->
<!-- into which field shall the new identifier be written -->
<!-- which type of identifier shall be created? Possible values are random, timestamp, uuid -->
<!-- how long shall the new identifier be if it is a numeric one (just in case the type is set to 'random' -->
<!-- overwrite existing value if it exists already -->
<config>can occur repeatedly for different projects or workflow steps in order to be able to carry out different actions within different workflows. The other parameters within this configuration file have the following meanings:
To use the plugin, it must be activated for one or more desired tasks in the workflow. This is done as shown in the following screenshot by selecting the plugin
intranda_step_generateIdentifierfrom the list of installed plugins.
Assigning the plugin to a specific task
Since this plugin is usually to be executed automatically, the step in the workflow should be configured as automatic.
Once the plugin is fully installed and set up, it is usually executed automatically within the workflow, so there is no manual interaction with the user. Instead, the workflow calls the plugin in the background and starts the generation of an identifier depending on the selected configuration.