Re: [greenstone-users] Metadata For Header Page (Paged Image Collection)

From Gavin Spomer
DateFri, 22 Jun 2007 08:03:43 -0700
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Metadata For Header Page (Paged Image Collection)
Genuinely big thanks for responding to my email, Richard. :) The list has been somewhat inactive lately.

Yes, the first link you have below is the header page. The header page is the one that doesn't contain any of the images that are being "paged". It's the one that precedes the numbered pages, thus will usually have a "next button" with a 1 to go to the first of the paged images. And thanks for the (second) link to the Paged Image collection, but as I said in my first email, this is one of the many things I've studied already.

Auburn University has a collection that illustrates what I want to do:

Here is a header page that has metadata on it: (Title, Composer, Publisher, Date, Contributor, Format, Call Number, Notes & Subject(s))

What I want to do is have dublin core metadata on the header page. The problem isn't how/where to actually put it on the page, that's easy. You just put [dc.metadataitem], where metadataitem can be Subject, Title, etc., in one of the format strings such as the DocumentText one. The problem is where/how to put it into the XML BASED .item file that the PagedImgPlug processes. I have tried various things, but nothing works.

I have emailed Auburn University, but they referred me to someone that hasn't gotten back to me yet. From reading through some of the list archives, I believe Katherine Don (sp?) is the one who developed the PagedImgPlug, but a recent email says she's on maternity leave so I respectively don't want to bother her.

Thanks again for your reply. :)

Gavin Spomer
Systems Programmer
Brooks Library
Central Washington University

>>> Richard Managh <> 06/21/07 6:07 PM >>>
Hi Gavin,

Gavin Spomer wrote:

>I just can't figure out how to add metadata for the header page in a paged image collection, but I know it's possible because other people have done it. Where and how do I add it to my xml based .item file?
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by a header page, do you mean a page
like this?

This is the collection for the above link:

Could you give us a link to an example of what you mean when you say
other people have done it?

I'm not sure exactly what you want to do, and where. On which page you
want to display the metadata? Where do you want to display it?



DL Consulting
Greenstone Digital Library and Digitisation Specialists

>I have spent hours upon hours trying to figure it out and am really frustrated. I have done all that *I* can do to solve this. I have looked at the Greenstone manuals, looked at the Greenstone help site, looked at dozens of messages in the list archives, studied the example paged image collections and tried many experiments of my own. No luck.
>Could one of the people on this list who knows how to do this (I know you're out there) PLEASE consider sharing the answer to my mystery and/or send me a sample .item file that shows how to do this?
>Thank you all. :)
>- Gavin

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