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Export, deep links and XSLT

Easydb provides several types of unauthenticated access to the files and data. For the accesses, on the one hand deep links and on the other OAI / PMH are available.

Use deep links when accessing a resource from the easydb directly, OAI / PMH can be used to monitor and load several resources as well as changes to resources.

The deep link releases are technically solved via the API interface /api/objects. There you will find explicit information about the structure of the URL. In the front-end, you will find the deep links [Detail]() and the [EAS-Column (parts)]() in various places. Deep links are always authenticated by the user DeepLink deep_link. Give this user the necessary rights to the data to allow access from outside.

Settings Explanation
Allow Turning the deep link on and off.
Including visible reference to ID Allows direct access by object ID, because these object IDs are continually assigned, it can be a security risk to unblock this option. A user who is made aware of a deep link can guess further deep links guess. For all deep links, however, the DeepLink user must have access to the objects for them to work.
Including visible reference to a unique field Like the ID reference, they specify whether or not one-to-one data fields can be deep-linked
Show EAS URLs This option allows direct file links in the. XML output of the deep links written. These links point directly to a file and are no longer right-managed. These URLs never lose their validity. Without this option, there are other URLs for accessing files in the XML.
Embed linked objects As for the XML Export, linked objects are not loaded and embedded in the XML Document. If “Not included in main search” option is selected, all linked objects that are not included in the main search are loaded and embedded during the export. If “None” is selected, no linked objects are loaded, but only the standard is exported. Note: this option has only an effect if the format xml_easydb is used.

XSLT Formats

You can upload different XSLT style sheets to transform any XML output in easydb format into different output formats. This includes the export in XML format, deep links in XML format and the OAI/PMH interface.

In addition to the standard easydb format and Dublin Core (which is mandatory for OAI-PMH), the OAI/PMH interface can provide custom formats (e. g. LIDO). To use Dublin Core, a Dublin Core mapping must be set up in Metadata Mapping. Then it must be also linked to the corresponding object type. For these formats, an XSLT must be created that converts the standard easydb format.

The OAI/PMH interface provides a metadata format for each uploaded XSLT. To enable a XSLT style sheet for the use in the OAI/PMH interface, you have to specify a unique name that can be used as the OAI/PMH prefix, and select the checkbox “Use for OAI/PMH”. Then, this XSLT style sheet will be provided as an additional metadata format.

Settings Explanation
Name Technical name. In the OAI / PMH interface, this is used as a metadata format (metadataFormat=<name>). In the Deep-Link interface, this XSLT can be applied by using format/xslt/<name>
Use for OAI/PMH Allow this XSLT to be used in the OAI/PMH interface. Note: since the OAI/PMH standard requires XML, make sure that the XSLT produces valid XML. Otherwise a internal parsing error can occur in the OAI/PMH plugin.
Use for Deep-Links Allow this XSLT to be used in the Deep-Link interface.
Schema XML Schema (optional).
Namespace XML Namespace (optional).
Display Name Display name of the format (optional).
Description Description of the format (optional).
XSLT XSLT file for transforming the data.

Publish

Objects can be published to external repositories using the publish API.

Multiple collectors can be configured:

Settings Explanation
Display name Displayname for the collector (optional)
Internal name Name of the collector which triggered the publishing. This internal name is used to identify the collector in the API
URL URL of the repository (optional, must be a valid URL if set)
Type Freetext to identify and group the collectors (optional)
Prefix If the objects are published at a relative URI, this prefix will be used to form the URI of the published object (optional, must be a valid URL if set)

OAI / PMH

The OAI / PMH interface is a harvesting interface. For more information, see the Protocol Description and Open Archives.

The searches that perform the interface are performed with the system user OAI / PMH (oai_pmh). Give this user the necessary rights to see the data that you want to provide over this interface.

Settings Explanation
Share Switching the OAI / PMH interface on and off.
Repository Name Name of the OAI / PMH repository.
Administrator email Email specified in OAI responses.
Namespace Freely definable OAI Identifier Namespace. Objects can be requested using oai:<namespace>:<uuid> in the URL.
Tag Sets Define tag filters to create new OAI / PMH sets. They may be e.g. All objects that have the tag Internet.
Show EAS URLs As with the deep links, this determines whether the direct file links will be output in the XML or not. See Deep link.
Embed linked objects As for the XML Export, linked objects are not loaded and embedded in the XML Document. If “Not included in main search” option is selected, all linked objects that are not included in the main search are loaded and embedded during the export. If “None” is selected, no linked objects are loaded, but only the standard is exported.