[greenstone-users] Re: greenstone

From Anupama of Greenstone Team
DateWed Dec 17 12:58:40 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: greenstone
This is my second email to you just now. It is almost the same as the
previous one, but I've made a few small corrections, which means you can
skip reading the last one.

Hello Derrick,

>> We have created Greenstone database for our research documents.
>> So i wanted to find out if you can host it for us.
Yes. As Prof Witten said, it could be hosted on the New Zealand Digital
Library website (nzdl.org).

If you could send us your collection by exporting it to cd or dvd, as
explained below, then we can do this for you.

Exporting your collection to cd/dvd:

1. Run the Greenstone Librarian Interface (GLI). If you're on Windows
and installed Greenstone 2, then you would access GLI through the Start

If you are on a Windows machine but hadn't used an installer to install
Greenstone 2, then there may not be any shortcut menus from the Start
Menu. In such a case, to run GLI you would open the DOS prompt, cd into
your Greenstone installation folder's "gli" subfolder and then type:

If you're on Linux, you would run GLI from the terminal by first going
into your Greenstone installation directory's "gli" folder and then
launching GLI by typing:

2. When the GLI application window opens up, choose the File > Export
menu option.

3. In the Export collection dialog that displays,
a. set the item in the Export To dropdown box as GreenstoneMETS,
b. in the Folder Name textbox, type a simple name for the folder into
which your collection data will be stored,
c. in the list of Available Collections, choose the collection you wish
to export,
d. Press the Export Collection button

If you have more than one collection that you want to export to CD/DVD,
then repeat steps 3b to 3d for each. If you provide a different Folder
Name for each, then your collections will each be stored inside a
separate folder.

4. By default the exported collections will be stored inside the folder
called "tmp" which is located in your greenstone installation folder.
This tmp folder will contain one or more subfolders, going by the Folder
Name(s) you provided in 3b for each exported collection.

5. Could you thereafter burn the contents of the "tmp" folder onto a CD?

Once you've made your disc, can you post it to:

Anupama Krishnan
Digital Library Lab G2.01
Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
University of Waikato, Te Whare Wananga o Waikato
Gate 1 Knighton Road
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton 3240
New Zealand

Once we've received the disc and added its collection(s) to the nzdl
website, we will inform you of where to find your collection(s).

All the best,

> Hi Anu
> I am nominating you :-) I guess you could reply to Derick and let him
> know to send the collection to you, and how to do it. (export to cd/dvd
> from gli is probably the best way).
> Cheers,
> Kath
>> From: Derick Hamavhwa <hamavhwamwiinga@yahoo.com>
>> Date: 11 December 2008 10:21:15 PM
>> To: telphick@cs.waikato.ac.nz
>> Subject: Greenstone.
>> Reply-To: hamavhwamwiinga@yahoo.com
>> Hi .
>> Hope you are doing fine. Am Derrick from Zambia.Am the Knowledge
>> Manager for Zambia Forum for Health Research.We have created
>> Greenstone database for our research documents.Now the problem is
>> that there is no internet service provider here in Zambia who can
>> host the Greenstone database.So i wanted to find out if you can
>> host it for us.We want it to be accessible through the internet and
>> so if there is a way we can make it accessible through the internet
>> you can tell us.We will realy appreciate for your help.
>> Regards,
>> Derrick.
> Hi Derrick. I think we should be able to put this up as one of the
> collections on nzdl.org. Can you send us the whole collection (in a
> form that we can rebuild it), say as a zip file?
> [Kathy, could you nominate someone to deal with this, please?]
> cheers
> ian