[greenstone-users] OAI Document Download Server Requirements

From Brad Rhoads
DateTue Jun 9 08:47:03 2009
Subject [greenstone-users] OAI Document Download Server Requirements
In-Reply-To (4A2CA669-5090107-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Thanks, I did get this work as expected.

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Anupama of Greenstone
Team<greenstone_team@cs.waikato.ac.nz> wrote:
> Hi,
> Brad Rhoads wrote:
>> I was excited to see that in the Greenstone OAI import there's a get
>> document checkbox. The OAI-PMH standard only addresses metadata, not
>> the transfer of the actual document. So my questions is what is are
>> the requirments for Greenstone to be able to download a document? My
>> guess is that it needs a URL to the document in the dc.identifier
>> field. Is that correct? Any other details?
> I just tried doing a get document the way I tested it last time. If you will
> try the following out for yourself then maybe it will give you further ideas
> as to what to do in your particular circumstances.
> Start GLI, go to the Download Panel. Then select "OAI" on the left.
> If you're behind a firewall, press the "Configure Proxy..." button and
> configure you're proxy settings, because the following OAI server we're
> going to try may require this in your case as well.
> Next, before downloading, test the server by pressing the "Server
> Information" button. See if it says something useful in the window (instead
> of error messages like unable to access the server or something like that).
> Finally, would you try filling in the fields in the OAI download panel as
> follows:
> - Source URL: http://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/EXPORT/OAI/server.oai
> - Metadata prefix: oai_dc
> - Restrict to set: journal_paper
> - Tick the "Get document" option
> - Tick the "Max records" option and set this to 1 or 2.
> Press the "Download" button.
> You may want to press the "View Log" button in the download progress panel
> that appears to make sure it is doing something. It took a little while
> before it completed in my case. At the end of the Log display (that shows up
> when you press "View Log") it will tell you where it downloaded the items
> to. It will be in <your GLI user
> directory>/cache/<www.alexandria.unisg.ch/EXPORT/OAI/server.oai/> folder, as
> it was for me.
> I have 2 pdf files in there as well as an oai file.
> All going well, this works for you in the same manner.
> Regards,
> Anupama