We are implementing a light-weight web-based metadata editor and editorial workflow that would interact with Fedora via the API-M services. After evaluating the existing content management products (including Apache Lenya - http://lenya.apache.org), we have decided to DIY. The products are just too chunky for our purposes.

For the editorial workflow we opt for a more opened wiki-style editing, i.e. everybody (or a designate group!) can edit/delete metadata. The repository provides audit trails and stores all changes for peer-review and reverting purposes ( see a related discussion on the CETIS-Metadata list - http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind0506&L=cetis-metadata&T=0&F=&S=&P=3359 )

W3C XForms and Sun's JavaServer Faces (JSF - http://myfaces.apache.org) application framework both appear to provide the underpinnings for the metadata editor.

Any exchanges regarding the above W3C recommendation and application framework would be appreciated. Are they mutually exclusive? Any existing (Java) tools or components that are readily provide DC or Learning Object Metadata editing?



Boon Low
System Developer, EGEE Training
UK National e-Science Centre