|Date||Thu, 3 Mar 2005 09:08:41 +0200|
|Subject||[greenstone-users] Using Greenstone for a live library catalogue|
I am interested in using Greenstone as a live library catalogue so I need any guidelines as to doing this. I presently have about 12000 records in a proprietary ALS (Interlit 2, Zeus). I cannot export the records in a format that can be easily used in another DBMS such as Microsoft Access. The best I can do is generate reports in ASCII containing all the records from Interlit.
The way I am thinking of going is to save each catalogue record as a text file and then importing these into Greenstone. To add new entries I would then create this externally and import it into Greenstone.
Example of a catalogue entry:
I realise that I would need to create/modify a plugin to process the files (catalogue entries). Am I going the right way?
Preggy Reddy, Btech.LIS
Tel (+27) 031 7172314
Fax (+27) 031 7023173