[greenstone-users] Building remote libraries

From Creighton Barrett
DateWed, 14 Nov 2007 19:12:06 -0400
Subject [greenstone-users] Building remote libraries
Hello,

We're trying to build a digital image library using Greenstone 2.74.  Our images are stored on a university server and our computer support services have set up the following URL to host the library:

http://imagedb.sim.management.dal.ca/imagedb/cgi-bin/library

I have the GLI installed on my laptop and have been trying to initiate communication between my computer and the server, but have not been able to get things to work.  Instead, when I access the images through the GLI, they are downloaded onto my machine and the XML file is stored on my machine as well.  When I try to set the URL above as the "library path" and build the images I've worked with, it reverts to my local IP address and does not seem to actually upload the images to the web-server. 

We would like to have the metadata and the images stored on the server, and would very much prefer to use the applet so the GLI doesn't need to be installed on every computer that gets used to build the database.  Unfortunately, we haven't been able to do either!

Are things not working because the images are stored on a separate server?  Do the images need to be stored where the web-server portion of Greenstone is installed?  Has anyone on this list had success building a remote library like this?  Does Greenstone 3 make this easier to do? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  We're excited to begin using Greenstone to build the collection, but need a bit of assistance making connections.

All the best,

Creighton Barrett
MLIS/MPA Candidate
Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University

PS- If these questions are better suited to the developers list, I can send them there as well.  Thank you!