Re: [greenstone-devel] Is anybody using Greenstone as acatalogue/z39.50 client/server?

From Daniel O'Donnell
DateTue, 10 Jan 2006 20:06:09 -0700
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] Is anybody using Greenstone as acatalogue/z39.50 client/server?
In-Reply-To (43C4737A-3060504-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Thanks muchly. I'm astounded at how hard it is to get a good OSS
citation manager! Or even a for profit one running on OSS OS.


On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 15:54 +1300, Michael Dewsnip wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> Greenstone is pretty good at searching or browsing built collections of
> bibliographic records (and it does have a Procite plugin), but not
> nearly as good at managing them. Using the GLI to edit the records
> requires them to be converted into the Greenstone metadata.xml format;
> there is some support for this, but none for going the other way (back
> to Procite) -- so this is an irreversible process. Also, the GLI was
> never designed to work with the large amount of metadata in a typical
> bibliographic database, so there would be a limit on the number of
> records it could handle.
> All the best,
> Michael
> Daniel Paul O'Donnell wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I've been looking around for an open source/Linux-compatible replacement
> >for my citation manager (Procite). The main advantage of Procite for me
> >is its ability to import z39.50 information into my bibliographic
> >database.
> >
> >I saw Ian et al.'s articles on z39.50 implementation, but am wondering
> >if anybody is actually using Greenstone as a citation
> >manager/bibliography database/circulation manager?
> >
> >-d
> >
> >
> >
> >
Daniel Paul O'Donnell
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Director, Digital Medievalist Project
Department of English,
University of Lethbridge
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