Possible to change "Original Filename" for my upload workflow?


#1

I’m working on a workflow to bulk upload photos to Omeka, using the CSV Import plugin with a column that references a public URL where the photos are temporarily stored solely for the purpose of getting them into Omeka. This works fine — I am able to upload hundreds of photos at once. My problem is that when I look at the photos in Omeka, they include as the “Original Filename” the entire URL for the temporary version of each photo. Example, using photos that were uploaded to a raw.githubusercontent.com address:


This URL is a link, but it links to a version of the photo that is on our Omeka server, not the raw.githubusercontent.com server. The raw.githubusercontent.com URL is also displayed prominently on the public page for the item. I can’t find any way to change the value for “Original Filename” for an item. Is there a way to change this, either before or after uploading the photos to Omeka?


#2

There’s not really a good way to change the Original Filename. It just goes by the name of the file given, in this case, the URL to the file to upload. A plugin (or direct changes to the database) could do it, but I don’t know of one that does that.


#3

Many of the places Omeka displays the original filename it will instead use the Dublin Core Title you set for the File, if you set one.


#4

Interesting… I do have Dublin Core Titles on these items, and that shows up at the first heading on the Item page, with original filename (linking to a URL that is not the URL shown in original filename) directly below the Dublin Core Title. If that’s just the way Omeka does it, I guess it’s not a horrible flaw. Just a bit odd.


#5

Just to make sure we’re talking about the same thing, you said you have Dublin Core Titles on the Items.

What I mentioned only applies to when you have a Dublin Core Title set on the File (as you would do on the edit file page you posted a screenshot of).