Re: [greenstone-users] Importing pdf and bibtex

From Ben Liesfeld
DateThu, 4 Sep 2003 13:56:55 +0200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Importing pdf and bibtex
Hi Michael,

> I think you've nailed it with your last sentence. Probably the easiest way of
> doing what you want would be to convert your bibtex records into metadata.xml
> files, and make sure the metadata is associated with the correct PDF file (ie.
> the <FileName> element specifies the name of the PDF file). If you already have
> metadata manually assigned to your PDF files, you would need to merge it with
> the bibtex data. Once you've done this, you just build the collection as normal,
> but only on the PDF files (you no longer need the bibtex files).

> It should be fairly simple to write a small program to convert bibtex into
> metadata.xml. Let me know if you need any help with this.
Well, my experience with Perl is very limited and I wouldn't dare to
take your time to write a plugin for me and let you do my job.

Searching abstracts must do it for now. There were other posts on
this list on how to include http links to the original document and
that works pretty well (I haven't solved cross referencing yet but
that's another post).


Ben Liesfeld