Re: [greenstone-users] Dead link & mutliple creators

From Leon White
DateTue, 30 May 2006 12:55:10 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Dead link & mutliple creators
In-Reply-To (447A2605-2060104-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi Katherine, List,

thanks for your elegant solution, and sorry about this long mail, but I am experiencing some very strange behaviour... I added dc.Creator metadata only to those publications with multiple authors, leaving the rest with the automatically ex.Creator metadata. For the most part this seems to be working perfectly, but there are some very strange exceptions (bugs?).

After a full build of the collection, returning to the 'Enrich' tab shows that certain documents do not have any ex.Creator metadata, indeed no ex.* metadata at all. This cannot be true, because the titles and other stuff I use from the ex.* set is visible in the collection frontend, yet it is exactly these publications which are reverting to the old "<author1> and <author2>" display. Why do some documents not get any ex metadata?? I have triple checked that the PDFs do indeed have their metadata entered correctly. See the two attached images for my view of the GLI 'Enrich' tab immediately after a build.

For examples search my collection for 'chand' (an example of things working properly) and 'pramendra' (an example of the wrong behaviour). This can also clearly be seen in the list of authors.

Once this problem is fixed is it possible to adjust the {Or}{[sibling:dc.Creator],[sibling:ex.Creator]} line so that it adds an 'and' or a few nbsp's between the list of siblings? The separation of metadata should be transparent to the end user.

Thank you very much and I'm looking forward to your reply,

On 5/29/06, Katherine Don < > wrote:
Hi Leon
Is your problem that the ex.Creator has a value like "smith, jones"
and you are getting a bookshelf "smith, jones" but you want two
bookshelves, "smith" and "jones"?

We don't have any way of splitting metadata, so your best solution would
be to assign dc.Creator metadata to those documents with multiple
extracted metadata, and use
AZCompactList -metadata dc.Creator,ex.Creator
If you then want to display the Creator for the document node (and not
just in the bookshelf), then use
You want dc first so that it will use that if its othere, otherwise use
sibling will display all values of multivalued metadata.

Hope this helps,

> Specifically, my problem is as follows: I am importing metadata such as
> ex.Title and ex.Creator from the PDF document properties through
> PDFPlug. I want to generate an AZCompactList from the ex.Creator data.
> However, some documents have mutliple authors entered, which means these
> authors appear both on their own and once again together with their
> co-authors on the list. Ideally the two authors should appear
> individually in the list with the document credited to each of them
> exactly once. Can I establish an overide along the lines of {Or}{[
> ex.Creator],[dc.Creator]} for this, and manually enter author data for
> documents with mutliple authors?

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