Re: [greenstone-users] Few questions related to collection design

From Henny Mariane Sutedjo
DateThu, 21 Jul 2005 02:48:57 -0700 (PDT)
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Few questions related to collection design
In-Reply-To (42DB25E5-5030507-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi Katherine,

Thanks for your immediate response.

Yes you're right, what I want actually is having a supper collection
"costumes" (there is no content inside this), from "costumes" users
can select the link to collection "wedding" or "casual" (like that of
in the UIOWA collection, where user can click on the link
"International Writing program Digital Archives" or "IOWA Writer's
Workshop Audio Archive").

I have tried to follow your intstruction to create costumes.dm, but
I don't understand what to do after that. Can you or anyone in the
group give me more clues? I'm sorry cos this issue has been going
on for quite sometime, but I'm totally lost. Thanks a lot.

Sincerely,
Henny M. S.
M.Sc. Info. Studies Part-Time Student
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
www.ntu.edu.sg
--- Katherine Don <kjdon@cs.waikato.ac.nz> wrote:

> Hi Henny
>
> My solutions 1 and 2 were either-or solutions - just pick the one that
> does what you want.
> Looking at the UIOWA link that you provided, it appears that they have
> made two separate collections, which are linked to each other using
> cross-collection searching (solution 2 which you say is working).
> From the library home page they can select either collection which you
> should be able to do with your two collections.
>
> Is this not what you want to achieve?
>
> Do you want to have a second home page? eg from the main library home
> page there are several collections, one of which is costumes. when you
> click on costumes, you go to a second home page, where you can select
> wedding or casual, and then get into the appropriate collection.
>
> If this is what you want, I suggest that you create a new macro file
> (costumes.dm) for the costumes home page - base it on home.dm, but you
> will need to hard wire the collection list into it. use eg
> _httppageabout_&c=wedding for the link to the wedding collection.
> Then for home.dm you will need to add in a link to costumes.dm.
> (_httppagex_(costumes)).
>
> Doing this you don't actually have a costumes collection, but it looks
> like there is one.
>
> Does this help?
>
> Regards,
> Katherine
>
> PS please send further questions via the mailing list.
>
>
> Henny Mariane Sutedjo wrote:
> > Hi Katherine,
> >
> > Your solution for my question no. 2 works perfectly, thanks a lot.
> >
> > As for the question no. 1, I've followed your instruction, but could not
> > get what exactly I want. What I get was a super-collection "costumes" built
>
> > based on the contents of sub-collections "wedding" and "casual". Inside the
>
> > super collection "costumes" are the HTM files from the 2 sub-collections,
> > mix with each other. In the search feature, I can limit searching within
> > "wedding" or "casual" or both.
> > For your info, I gathered the data for "costumes" by simply copy & paste
> > the contents of "wedding" & "casual". Is this a wrong method?
> >
> > Actually, what I want is when launching the super-collection "costumes",
> > I should get the option to select either "wedding" or "casual". I've seen
> > this kind of collection from:
> > http://iwp.info-science.uiowa.edu/cgi-bin/library
> > that was created by UIOWA. When accessing the library, users are given 2
> > options of collection to select: International Writing program Digital
> > Archives OR IOWA Writer's Workshop Audio Archive. Is it possible to achieve
>
> > this (I'm on version 2.60)?
> >
> > Please help and thanks a lot for your support.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Henny M. S.
> > M.Sc. Info. Studies Part-Time Student
> > Nanyang Technological University
> > Singapore


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