We are having a problem with omeka metadata that I’m hoping someone has a solution for.
When you upload items to our omeka instance as text, Omeka seems to create skeletal file-level metadata containing only technical information about the file and the text capture. This is problematic because search results screens get swamped with file records that show nothing more than technical metadata and the text capture, which is incomprehensible to our users. for en example of this behavior, see here:
The names of the items are incomprehensible and the file view has no metadata telling you what item they are related to, or any link back to the item. This is not workable for end-users, they have no idea what they are looking at and no way to get at information that might help them interpret what they are seeing.
What I want is for file level records to display dublin core metadata from the item level, but I see no automatic way to force omeka to do this. I’m pretty sure I can force the database to copy the relevant data from the item to file level with scripts and SQL queries, but I’d rather not go down that road if I don’t have to. Is there any other solution to this? Maybe a plugin? Can we make the theme display this data? How?
Thanks for any help!