Requirements Notes for New File Cabinet

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This article is a strawman proposal for changes in the way MIRC manages files in the file service, wth the intention of supporting conferences, a new way of entering the author service, and other features requested by users.

1 Requirements

1.1 Conferences

  • multiple named conferences
  • create and delete conferences
  • private and public conferences
  • add a document to a conference while viewing the document
  • remove a document from a conference
  • simple UI for listing and reordering documents in a conference
  • ability to link to a document as an unknown

1.2 Author Service Templates

  • save a document as a template
  • remove a template
  • drag / drop / double-click access to the author service through a template

1.3 Bookmarks

  • save a link to a document while viewing it
  • save a link to a file in the file cabinet while viewing it

1.4 General Containers

  • create and delete containers
  • private and public containers

1.5 Files and Links

  • tags
    • RadLex
    • free text
    • container names
      • bookmark
      • conference names
      • template names
    • automatic
      • date
      • type

2 Implementation Ideas

2.1 MIRCdocument Display

  • Replace the table at the bottom of the Document tab with a link to a popup window containing the table.
  • Add two items:
    • Add document to...
    • Bookmark