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Publications Management for the EDRN Knowledge Environment

Project description

This product, eke.publications, provides display and RDF ingest of publications (articles, books, journal entries, etc.) for the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) Knowledge Environment (EKE). EDRN uses the EKE to make it easy to discover, share, search for, and retrieve all of EDRN’s collective knowledge, including cancers and other diseases, biomarkers, specimens, investigators, participants, studies, protocols, and-as in the case of this product-publications.

Although intended for the EDRN public portal, it can be installed in any Plone compatible site.

This software is developed by the EDRN Informatics Center at JPL, operated by the California Institute of Technology, for NCI.


Use Buildout with the plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe.

  • Add eke.publications to the list of eggs to install, e.g.:

    eggs =
  • Re-run buildout, e.g. with:

    % ./bin/buildout

You can skip the ZCML slug if you are going to explicitly include the package from another package’s configure.zcml file.


What follows is a history of changes from release to release.

1.1.21 — Plone 4.3.9 Upgrade

  • CA-1592

1.1.20 — People’s Pubs

  • CA-1528 - Add publications to Person pages

1.1.19 — Üñįçøďę

  • CA-1326 - Unicode error when rendering a publication

1.1.18 — Whaaaaaa?

Bug: we were attempting to iterate over the result of which is a two-key dictionary and not a sequence. We’re supposed to iterate over the key u'PubmedArticle' value, which is the sequence of PubMed results.

The thing is: how did this ever work?

1.1.17 — Confusion, Indigestion

  • CA-1348: Summary source URLs should be marked as required
  • CA-1350: Help text on PublicationsFolder fields is confusing
  • CA-1406: Portal cannot ingest publications
  • CA-1447: Faceted debug criteria causing test failures

1.1.16 — More Protection

  • CA-1400 - Minimal portal cannot ingest minimal publications

1.1.15 — Protection

  • CA-1349: Summary ingest should be robust in the face of failures

1.1.14 — Visuals

  • Added visualizations
  • CA-1338: Fix tests for eke.biomarker, eke.publication, edrnsite.collaborations, eke.committee.

1.1.13 — Bug Fixes

  • CA-1300

1.1.11 — Authoritative

  • CA-179: during RDF ingest, use only the PubMed ID and query PubMed for publication details. Improve layout of results display.

1.1.10 — I Had Some Chicken; Pass Me the FLOSS

  • First official release as free/libre/open source software.

1.1.9 — Let’s Not Talk

  • CA-1229 - Discussion re-enabled after upgrade


Made compatible with Plone 4.3 and eea.facetednavigation 5.8.

1.1.7 — More Upgrades

Made compatible with Plone 4.2.4 and eea.facetednavigation 5.3.

1.1.6 — Upgrades

Made compatible with Plone 4.1.5 and eea.facetednavigation 4.5.

1.1.5 — Test Support

This release includes:

  • Depending on just Plone the framework instead of Plone the application.

1.1.4 — Sleuthing for Authors

This release adds an author search box to Publication Folder objects.

1.1.3 — Snazzier Pubs

This release includes:

  • New indexes on publication attributes
  • Vocabularies on those attributes

This is all in preparation for a newly revamped AJAX-powered Publications page.

1.1.2 — Let’s Collab—Er, Test!

This release includes:

  • A layer. It doesn’t use it yet, though.

1.1.1 — Upgrade Cleanup

This release updates the GenericSetup profile to 4, provides upgrade steps to that profile, and makes the testing and development harness depend on “trunk” level of other eggs instead of on released versions of those eggs.

1.1.0 — Plone 4

This release makes eke.publications compatible with Plone 4.

1.0.0 — Prime Time

This release addresses a number of issues that make this component (and some of its selected counterparts) “prime time” for the operational NCI portal.

This release addresses the following issues:

  • CA-528 Automatic periodic ingest of RDF

You can find the issue tracker at


0.0.1 — HTML Cleanup and Citation Formats

The following issues are addressed in this release:

0.0.0 — Unreleased

Initial release into beta.

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