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Colectica Repository’s Settings API

Colectica Repository and Portal have many settings that can be adjusted by the system administrator. These include settings such as language sort orders, synonyms, item types to display, and appears within configuration. A developer creating Colectica Addins recently asked how … Continue reading

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Colectica Web Services Facade for Third Party Datastores

In an enterprise, there are often numerous data management systems that contain specific data for different domains. These data silos are often difficult to integrate when creating a holistic view of the data life cycle. This post will detail how … Continue reading

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Testing schemas for the DDI 3.2 release

The changes from the DDI 3.2 public review have been entered into the source repository, and the final review of the changes is now taking place. A main focus on version 3.2 is consistency and usability, and the Technical Committee … Continue reading

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Retrieving DDI items from the Colectica Repository

I received a followup question to my post about registering 11179 items in the Colectica Repository. This question involves working with the Colectica SDK and its DDI model in conjunction with the Repository. How do I connect to the Repository … Continue reading

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DDI 3 meets RDF and SPARQL with Colectica Repository

With the release of DDI version 3 (DDI Lifecycle), an effort was made to allow reuse and linkages throughout the content model. This created a rich model that allows for reuse and harmonization of metadata items through the use of … Continue reading

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Ranking DDI 3 metadata items in search results

We were recently at UW-Madison to visit with Dr. Barry T Radler and the MIDUS longitudinal survey. We are working with them to document their series of longitudinal studies in DDI 3 to enable the generation of very detailed and … Continue reading

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How to register a 11179 item in Colectica Repository

Colectica Repository can store any metadata items that conform to the ISO 11179 naming scheme for registered items. The DDI 3 Addin for Colectica Repository additionally allows for indexing of contextual and relationship information. Here is a brief code example … Continue reading

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New Colectica Repository access methods

Colectica Repository is used as both a registry and resolution service for various pieces of identified metadata. Both Colectica Designer and Web communicate with it to perform all of the neat tasks listed on their features pages. Users can communicate … Continue reading

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