This code adds a new screen to the submission process that allows the user to select an item type from a list of types defined in the input-forms.xml file. The subsequent metadata collection screen(s) are then built based on the selected type. The code was developed as an XMLUI Maven module and is included in the attached zip file along with a README with installation instructions.
For the techies amongst you :-
The existing input-forms.xml allows for different forms based on collection name or handle, in fact its already more generic than that. The file and reader class just expect a string as input so the file can be reformatted based on item type. The module comprises a new screen plus some minor changes to existing classes to get/set the item type and persist it in the database whilst the item is in submission/workflow.
I haven't included code for a JSPUI screen although if the screen is not defined in item-submission.xml then the code will revert to the collection based forms. I could provide a JSPUI alternative if there were interest.
This has been tested at 1.5.2 but I suspect it would work without alteration for 1.6. Again, I can test this if there is interest.