|Date||Thu, 04 Dec 2003 10:58:51 +1300|
|Subject||[greenstone-users] Re: BibTex and PDF|
Hi Jason and Robert
You are both trying to do similar things, so I'll answer you together.
I am not sure if anyone has done something like this before - judging from the lack of response to Robert's email, I guess not.
Greenstone is not good at associating documents together, so you won't
be able to do what you want without a bit of extra work.
1. Treat the bibtex entry, the pdf file and the annotation all as separate
documents. They will all be searchable, and you may end up with eg a bibtex
entry and its pdf file both in the results list. If you add metadata to
each item (by editing the bibtex file and writing metadata.xml file for
the pdf) you can then link from one to the other. Eg add a bibtexlink as
metadata to the pdf, so when you display the pdf you can have a link to
the bibtex entry, with href='[bibtexlink]'.
2. Combine all the information about one file into a single greenstone
document. This way there is only one item in a search list or browse list
per (pdf/bibtex/annotation) combination. What you need to end up with at
the end of importing is a greenstone archive document with the text of
the pdf as the content, and other bits as metadata, such as the link to
the original pdf if you want that available, all the bibtex fields etc.
There are two ways I can think of to achieve this.
So there you go. Lots of ideas - I hope you can come up with something
that suits your needs.
"Yao, Jixian (Research)" wrote:
Dear List, I have several pdfs of papers, their bibtex entries, and some annotations I wrote. I would like to keep these all as a greenstone database (so I can search the files and view them as html). I have seen people periodically post similar interest on this list. I would prefer to not reinvent the wheel. Has anyone done this, and mind showing me your example? Kind Regards, Robert Ferguson