Recently we found a new brand harvester (under the umbrella of our national government) is asking every Spanish OJS to modify it’s code to fit the harvester’s needs.
They like to collect the bibliographic references of each article via OAI so they send a patch that modify the Dublin Core output to add this info as a new “relation” field.
So two questions rise to me here:
a) What are you all normally doing when a new harvester is asking for core modifications?
b) Do you know about any standardized proposal to include References in DC?
In the last tech.meeting, @asmecher suggested the best practice is a plugin. Of course, I full agree and I will encourage them to follow this way, but the real question is “what we all do if not”.
I mean, I’m kind of concerned about OJS been forked attending to harvester’s demands and making future upgrades more difficult.
Thanks for your time,