Conceptual model of Omeka tables

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Conceptual model of Omeka tables mdworak 2/1/12 7:51 AM
Hi, all. My colleague and I are beginners when it comes to programming
languages and databases, and we're working a project that will display
metadata on small press serials publications. (The prototype we built
for our Database Systems class is here: http://dynamic.slis.uiowa.edu/mdworak/lmdb/.)
We're trying to see if we can create something similar through Omeka
(which already has the Dublin Core standards we want to use) or
Wordpress (which is a simpler system for us n00bs).

Part of our class was about the conceptual models that lay the
groundwork for our prototype, and I was wondering if Omeka has any
diagrams drawn up about how its database entities relate to one
another. I am able to see Omeka tables in PHPMyAdmin but am still new
to that tool, as well, and I haven't been able to use the diagram view
well.

The big dream is to develop a tabular data display plugin (see
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/database-plugin-for-wordpress for
the forum where we found a WP plugin and http://www.ecologicalevolution.org/publications/
for how the plugin displays). Seeing a conceptual model will help us
get a grasp on how the database works.

I look forward to hearing from one of you! I'm very optimistic about
what Omeka can do.

Best,
Melody
Re: [omeka-dev] Conceptual model of Omeka tables Jim Safley 2/1/12 8:20 AM
Hi Melody,

Here's an informal database diagram I whipped up several months ago:

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/11nwcsuTu56NY7tbrVK4XQMUUcQzbn-7avSpeA1fUBh0/edit

It doesn't follow the layout of a typical ERD, but it does give a
general overview of the Omeka database. The arrows represent the
relationships between the tables: one --has--> many

Jim

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Re: Conceptual model of Omeka tables mdworak 2/2/12 5:09 PM
Thank you so much! I'll have to spend some time studying it over, but
this helps a great deal.

Best,
Melody

On Feb 1, 10:20 am, Jim Safley <jimsaf...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Melody,
>
> Here's an informal database diagram I whipped up several months ago:
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> https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/11nwcsuTu56NY7tbrVK4XQMUUcQzbn-7av...
>
> It doesn't follow the layout of a typical ERD, but it does give a
> general overview of the Omeka database. The arrows represent the
> relationships between the tables: one --has--> many
>
> Jim
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM, mdworak <melody.dwo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi, all. My colleague and I are beginners when it comes to programming
> > languages and databases, and we're working a project that will display
> > metadata on small press serials publications. (The prototype we built
> > for our Database Systems class is here:http://dynamic.slis.uiowa.edu/mdworak/lmdb/.)
> > We're trying to see if we can create something similar through Omeka
> > (which already has the Dublin Core standards we want to use) or
> > Wordpress (which is a simpler system for us n00bs).
>
> > Part of our class was about the conceptual models that lay the
> > groundwork for our prototype, and I was wondering if Omeka has any
> > diagrams drawn up about how its database entities relate to one
> > another. I am able to see Omeka tables in PHPMyAdmin but am still new
> > to that tool, as well, and I haven't been able to use the diagram view
> > well.
>
> > The big dream is to develop a tabular data display plugin (see
> >http://wordpress.org/support/topic/database-plugin-for-wordpressfor
> > the forum where we found a WP plugin andhttp://www.ecologicalevolution.org/publications/