Hi, I’m very excited about the new features in Omkea S, particularly the resource templates. I was wondering if there are plans to be able to assign default values to a property using resource templates.
In working with classic Omeka I frequently have items with the same metadata for some fields. Each time I add a new item, I have to manually enter the same metadata each time. For example, I might have 30 items with the subject “foo.” Every time I add a new item, I have to add “foo” as a subject.
For Omeka S, it would be awesome if a property in a resource template could have a default value, like “foo,” so that every time you added an item with the resource template, it would have the value already assigned. This would make adding similar items much faster, as you would only have to put in the metadata that differs between items.
I know you can do a controlled vocabulary with the “Custom Vocab” module, but that only makes sense if there are multiple possible values for an item.
If this feature is already in Omeka S and I just can’t find it, please let me know where to look. Otherwise, I hope this feature is added in an upcoming version!