[greenstone-users] Persistent URL

From Greenstone Team
DateMon Jul 25 19:31:23 2011
Subject [greenstone-users] Persistent URL
In-Reply-To (4e27f15b-e9b5ec0a-5559-6fe7SMTPIN-ADDED-mx-google-com)
Hi Eduardo,

You asked:
>Nicolas Rucks from the /Biblioteca Cardini - Fundaci□n Instituto
Leloir /gave to me the advice of using the following option:

> import.pl -OIDtype assigned -OIDmetadata dc.Identifier (where each
document should have an identifier that is unique)
> I would like to ask if we build all our collections using this method
this will guarantee that the URLs of all the documents will be
persistent with independence of the future versions of Greenstone.


I have confirmed with my supervisor here that URLs generated in such a
manner (with -OIDtype assigned) should indeed remain persistent with
future versions of Greenstone as well.

Regards,
Anupama


Eduardo del Valle wrote:
>
> Dear friends of the Greenstone Team
>
>
>
> Recently I posted a question to the Spanish Forum asking about the way
> to keep a persistent URL for each one of the documents of our Digital
> Library. The problem appeared when we build with Greenstone 2.84 one
> of our collections that was built in a previous version of Greenstone:
> v2.82.
>
>
>
> After the collection of pictures was build we noticed that the URL of
> each one of the URL of the pictures had changed. For example, the URL
> of one of the pictures in Greenstone 2.82 was
>
>
>
> http://ibdigital.uib.cat/greenstone/collect/antoniPalou/index/assoc/HASHaaa7.dir/C01-01.jpg
>
>
>
> But the URL of the same picture after the collection was build with
> Greenstone 2.84 was:
>
>
>
> http://ibdigital.uib.cat/greenstone/collect/antoniPalou/index/assoc/HASHd41e.dir/C01-01.jpg
>
>
>
> As you can see *HASHaaa7.dir* is changed for *HASHd41e.dir*
>
> * *
>
> Nicolas Rucks from the /Biblioteca Cardini - Fundaci□n Instituto
> Leloir /gave to me the advice of using the following option:
>
>
>
> import.pl -OIDtype assigned -OIDmetadata dc.Identifier (where each
> document should have an identifier that is unique)
>
>
>
> This option worked well and we build again the same collection with
> Greenstone 2.82 and 2.84 and the URLs for each document was the same.
>
>
>
>
>
> I would like to ask if we build all our collections using this method
> this will guarantee that the URLs of all the documents will be
> persistent with independence of the future versions of Greenstone. I
> think this is a very important matter because many local institutions
> are creating databases indexing our documents using as a reference the
> URL of each document, so if the URL is changed then their job is lost.
> We have alse seen that Google is indexing very accurately our
> documents, so we would like to guarantee that each one of them can
> keep a constant URL.
>
>
>
> Thank you very much for your advice.
>
>
>
>
>
> Eduardo del Valle
>
> Responsable de Digitalitzaci□ i Web
>
> Servei de Biblioteca i Documentaci□
>
> Universitat de les Illes Balears
>
> Edifici Ramon Llull
>
> Cra. de Valldemossa, km 7.5
>
> 07122 Palma - Espanya
>
> Tel.: +34 971 173 356
>
> eduard.delvalle@uib.es <mailto:eduard.delvalle@uib.es>
>
>
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