hierarchies of groups

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Robert Jäschke created an issue

The current group model in BibSonomy is flat, i.e., a group can't be a "member" of another group. We need a hierarchical model for reporting, etc.


  • Each group in BibSonomy is represented by a user - we could model the hierarchy by allowing such users to be members of groups.
  • To get efficient queries for the /group/*-Pages we very probably need more redundancy in the database.

Comments (11)

  1. Stephan Doerfel

    The idea came from PUMA and its publication reporting function. It would be nice to show all publications (or the aggregated PUMA reporting view) for * individuals (e.g. Thomas Niebler) * science groups (e.g. DMIR) * departments (e.g. Informatik der Uni Würzburg) * the university (e.g. Uni Würzburg). Now if Thomas was a member of DMIR, DMIR a subgroup of Informatik der Uni Würzburg and the latter a subgroup of Uni Würzburg, we could produce such views without requiering Thomas to be a member of every group.

    We should discuss whether or not to implement this in our next BibSonomy meeting.

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