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[bioontology-support] problems editing metadata about our ontology submission on BioPortal website

Stella Mitchell sjm222 at
Fri Aug 31 11:45:11 PDT 2012

Trish and Paul,

Thank you.

The updated license text is in the attached file.

Here are the other changes:
  - Please delete views with IDs 2090 and 2123

  - Changes to view names:   (from --> to)

       - Citation Counting and Context Characterization --> Citation Counting

       - DateTimeValuePrecsion --> dateTimeValuePrecision individuals

       - documentStatus --> documentStatus individuals

       - FaBio --> FaBiO (bibliographic)

       - bibliographic --> Bibliographic

       - event ontology --> Event

       - foaf --> FOAF (people, organizations, groups)

       - geopolitical ontlogy --> Geopolitical

       - provenance --> Provenance

       -  scientific research resources --> Scientific Research Resources

       -  skos --> SKOS (concepts)

We may make further changes to the view metadata after Jon reviews the style we want to use and information to convey there, but this gets us to a basic level of coherence at the top view.  Description fields will need to be refined, but I won't send those changes now.

Thanks again!

On Aug 31, 2012, at 1:02 PM, Trish Whetzel wrote:

Ah, I didn't realize the license information was not accessible to Edit. Can you send the new license information and other updates to Paul to update in the meantime?


On Aug 31, 2012, at 9:43 AM, Stella Mitchell <sjm222 at<mailto:sjm222 at>> wrote:

Hi Trish,

That's not working for me. When I select the administer option as you describe, I can edit metadata for the main ontology entry (except not the license information) but not for the views. The views have names, short names, descriptions, etc, that we need to update.

example:  I want to fix the typo in the name of this view, and possibly also change the description: (and similarly with some of the other 13 views)


I also do not find an option for submitting new versions of of the content of an existing view -- but if we can delete the previous and duplicate ones by sending you the id, I will go that route!

Also, we need to update the license text for the main ontology entry -- this has changed for version 1.5.



On Aug 31, 2012, at 11:35 AM, Trish Whetzel wrote:

Hi Stella,

When logged in, to edit the metadata select the "Administer" option on the ontology summary page:

To remove views, can you send us the ontology version identifiers to be removed? Alternatively, you can also submit new versions of existing views to update the content.



On Aug 31, 2012, at 4:18 AM, Stella Mitchell wrote:

Correction, the second to last sentence should be:   We are *not* encountering a specific error, rather we just cannot see how in the interface to edit these items.


On Aug 31, 2012, at 7:15 AM,  wrote:


This message is about ontology submission (VIVO).

There are three editing operations that we need to do, but are unable to:
 1. edit the metadata about views defined for the ontology (i.e. description, name, short name...)
 2. delete several views
 3. update the license information for

We are encountering a specific error, rather we just cannot see how in the interface to edit these items.  We are working from from browsers  Safari 5.1.7 and Firefox 15.0.

Thank you,
Stella Mitchell
Albert R. Mann Library
Cornell University

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