Re: [greenstone-users] Importing pdf and bibtex

From Michael Dewsnip
DateMon, 15 Sep 2003 09:49:29 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Importing pdf and bibtex
In-Reply-To (135223653106-20030904135655-gmx-de)
Hi Ben,

> > 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.

I don't mind doing this, if it turns out to be the best solution for you. The one
thing you would need, however, is a mapping between the BibtexKey and the
PDF filename -- do you have this information available??