Copie IdRef

By Daniel Berthereau pour Université des Antilles et Université de la Guyane Create resources with data from IdRef and, if missing, create it on IdRef too.

Copy IdRef (module for Omeka S)

New versions of this module and support for Omeka S version 3.0 and above are available on GitLab, which seems to respect users and privacy better than previous repository.

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Copy IdRef is a module for Omeka S that allows to use the thesaurus IdRef of Abes in order to create new contents from IdRef data. This is useful when we need to create items for authors. If the author is not in Omeka, then it is possible to search in the IdRef base, to create the record inside it if needed and if you have an account on it, and to fetch data in a new item, and to link it with the item currently in edition.

This module uses the IdRef modal popup, so it's easier for the user to know the resource is created.

If you just need to link references from IdRef for some properties, the module Value Suggest should be used instead.

If items contain the uri, they may be automatically filled or updated.


See general end user documentation for installing a module.

If custom vocabs with uris are used in a mapping, you may need module Bulk Edit.

  • From the zip

Download the last release from the list of releases, and uncompress it in the modules directory, and rename the directory CopIdRef.

  • From the source and for development

If the module was installed from the source, rename the name of the folder of the module to CopIdRef.


When creating or editing a record, click on Omeka Resource, search if the resource does not already exist in your database, then, if needed, launch the search in IdRef via the selector.

button IdRef

In the IdRef window, search for your record or create a new one (an account can be requested from Abes) and click on the button "Link the record". This record will be automatically created in Omeka and linked to the current resource.

A default mapping between Unimarc and Omeka ontologies is present in the data/mappings folder. You can modify it or complete it if needed. Only the authors and collectivities are predefined, in addition to a generic mapping.

To update items, use the sync tool available in the module config.


  • [ ] Modernize js (promise).
  • [ ] Fill a new item (cf. module Advanced Resource Template).
  • [ ] Implement the simplified mapping from the module Advanced Resource Template


Use it at your own risk.

It’s always recommended to backup your files and your databases and to check your archives regularly so you can roll back if needed.


See online issues on the [module issues] page on GitLab.


This module is published under the CeCILL v2.1 license, compatible with GNU/GPL and approved by FSF and OSI.

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These features are built for the future digital library Manioc of the Université des Antilles and Université de la Guyane, currently managed with Greenstone.

Version Released Minimum Omeka version 10, 2022 [info]^3.1.0 05, 2022 [info]^3.1.0