[EP-tech] Date Record Created

James Kerwin jkerwin2101 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 16:02:34 BST 2020


Should I be concerned about the number of "empty" eprint IDs I see in the
history table?

It appears there are a lot that have two instances of "revision = 1" where
the record appears to be briefly created and then immediately destroyed and
the relevant ID is skipped over and never used. I am making sure that I
only look for "datasetid = eprint".

I don't want to get too bogged down with this because it's not the end of
the world, but I am tempted to pull on the thread and see what's going on.

Thanks,
James


On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 2:41 PM James Kerwin via Eprints-tech <
eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

> Ahhhh that's it! Thank you!
>
> I'm now slightly embarrassed to say how long I spent searching through the
> various EPrints tables looking for this.
>
> The initial plan is to have a script that looks at how many items are put
> in the repository and breaks them down by some time period (e.g. month). If
> it's still wanted I'll make it into a button on the admin side that
> provides either a spreadsheet/google docs link or maybe even use it as an
> opportunity to play with graph modules etc.
>
> We did look into something similar last year where we get the upload date
> and proper deposit date (as defined by EPrints) to assess how long items
> spent in review. This felt a little bit too much like surveilling staff
> which isn't something I'm on board with so it was quickly dropped. "Do no
> evil..." and so on.
>
> Thanks,
> James
>
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 2:08 PM John Salter <J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>> Hi James,
>> The 'history' dataset is your friend here!
>>
>> Are you wanting to do this for a handful of records, or script something?
>>
>>
>>
>> A dataset search along these lines should work:
>> dataset: history
>>
>> datasetid: eprint
>>
>> dataobjid: the eprint id you are interested in
>>
>> action: 'create'
>>
>>
>>
>> The history dataset is searchable via the web interface, but for some
>> older versions or EPrints you might want to add the 'datasetid' to the
>> search form.
>>
>>
>>
>> Let me know if you need more info!
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> John
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:
>> eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] *On Behalf Of *James Kerwin via
>> Eprints-tech
>> *Sent:* 24 August 2020 13:43
>> *To:* eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>> *Subject:* [EP-tech] Date Record Created
>>
>>
>>
>> Afternoon All,
>>
>>
>>
>> In the EPrints database is there data on when a record was created? We
>> have the date an item is deposited which indicates when an item was made
>> live in the repository. The record is created prior to this when a user
>> uploads a file or OA Link through Elements. The record is created in the
>> review buffer.
>>
>>
>>
>> When a record is modified there is a "last mod" date and when it goes
>> into the live archive this is treated as the deposit date.
>>
>>
>>
>> If not I can find a way to make it happen in future. It would be
>> incredibly helpful if I didn't need to do this.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> James
>>
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