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

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 11 Jan 2006 15:54:50 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] Is anybody using Greenstone as acatalogue/z39.50 client/server?
In-Reply-To (1136224630-25375-11-camel-localhost-localdomain)
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,
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>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.
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>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?
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