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Plone Scholarly Journal - the content types

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The Plone Scholarly Journal (PSJ) is a collection of packages to create and maintain scholarly journals using Plone.

The special abilities of PSJ are:

  • High quality on-the-fly transformations of office documents using

  • Flexible metadata handling

This package contains the content types and metadata handling.

Currently, the whole thing consists of three packages:

  • psj.content (this package)

  • psj.policy (provides mainly office-document transformations using

  • (kind of umbrella package for the other packages).


PSJ runs on Plone 3.x with Python 2.4.


If you want to run a complete PSJ site, then you should use, which will fetch all other needed packages automatically. comes also with extended installation notes.

The whole installation process is driven by zc.buildout.

If you want to run this package alone, follow the follwing steps:

  1. Run

    $ python2.4 bootstrap/

    This will create basic build scripts and directories.

  2. Run buildout:

    $ ./bin/buildout

    This will fetch all packages needed from the internet and install it locally. Also all scripts are created by this step.

  3. Start the server:

    $ ./bin/instance fg

    Now you can login on http://localhost:8080/manage. Default credentials are: username admin, password admin.

    You can change the credentials in buildout.cfg.

    If you want to start the server in background, do:

    $ ./bin/instance start
  4. Stop the server by pressing CTRL-C on the commandline. If you started the server in background, do:

    $ ./bin/instance stop

If you want to run the tests:

  1. Do the tests:

    $ ./bin/instance test -s psj.content


Initial programming was undertaken on behalf of the “Stiftung Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland” (Foundation German Humanities Institutes Abroad) for the publication platform

Funding was provided by the German “Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung” (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

The programming was coordinated by the Fafalter GmbH, Duesseldorf, Germany, namely Ruth and Bories von dem Bussche.

Many thanks to all these institutions and persons!


0.2 (2008-12-09)

Feature Changes

  • Added metadatabox for all content types.

  • Added exporter for metadata schemata.

  • Display a link to metadatafield ‘bdb_id’ if it is present in PSJ document views (PSJDocument, PSJRetroArticle, PSJReview)

Bug Fixes

  • Link to source document in PSJ document views is now only visible when principal has ‘PSJ: Add PSJ Document’ permission.

  • Remove inline metadata from folderish PSJ document views.

0.1 (2008-10-26)

  • Initial release


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