Re: [greenstone-users] index.txt

From Stephen DeGabrielle
DateMon, 12 Jun 2006 22:00:14 +0930
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] index.txt
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Hi Seema,

The index.txt method of creating metadata is no longer used, and in only retained, as far as I can tell, to support old collections.

The best way to add metadata to the items in your collection is to use metadata.xml files as detailed in the developers guide, using the GLI 'enrich' tab, or generating the files yourself.

You can find a PDF of the developers guide at
Don't be intimimidated by the size of it, you don't need to read the whole thing to use it; just do a search for metadata.xml to see some example metadata.xml text.

When working it out I'd try with a sample collection of just 2 or three documents, so you can import/build/view quickly.

Good luck,

Stephen De Gabrielle

PS If you are really committed to the index.txt method of creating metadata, I'd suggest reading the code of the plugin as the best way of learning more about it. It's  Perl , so  have a  copy of  'Perl in a Nutshell' on hand to translate the tricky bits. I know this probably seems unhelpful - but this is exactly what I do, and I can say from personal experience that it really does help.   Cheers, s.

On 6/9/06, < > wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I can create the collection and enrich the metadata using index.txt but i
need more information on this.........
IWaiting for the soulution.

Thanks in advance.

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