Re: [greenstone-users] How can I import xml bibliographic references ?

From Katherine Don
DateFri, 18 Nov 2005 09:20:50 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] How can I import xml bibliographic references ?
In-Reply-To (595b9ab20511170726g3c2b2b84se336b15909bc739-mail-gmail-com)
Hi

Just a note to hopefully clarify the use of greenstone archive (GA) format:

'importing' converts source documents (import folder) into GA format
(archives folder), 'building' takes GA documents (archives folder) and
indexes them (building folder). GAPlug is used during the building
stage, not the importing stage.

If you have generated archive documents externally to greenstone (e.g.
using XSLT), then you don't need to run import. You put the archive
documents into archives, then run buildcol.pl.
I don't thnk that GLI can cope with this yet, so you need to use command
line building.

Cheers,
Katherine

Stephen DeGabrielle wrote:
> It is a little confusing- but you are right; the GA plugin will
> process them automatically.
>
> The best way is to look at one of the demo collections to peek inside
> the 'archive' folder
> eg
> http://www.sadl.uleth.ca/nz/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=cltext-e&ct=1&qt=1
> (this can be downloaded )
>
> To be fair - building a plugin is the best thing - but I discovered
> this works sometimes - and sometimes you get double the documents you
> were expecting (each one twice)...
>
> good luck
>
> s.
>
>
> On 11/18/05, Jonathan Gorman <jtgorman@uiuc.edu> wrote:
>
>>>Other options to convert straight into Greenstone archive format.
>>>
>>
>>Forgive me if I sound like a twit, but I vaguely remember looking into
>>this possibility for one of my own projects a few weeks back, but it
>>looked like in order to have gaf files process I'd have to rewrite the way
>>the import worked. Is there an easier way to do it? (I think I was
>>hoping that the GA plugin would process them automatically but it didn't
>>seem to.)
>>
>>Jon Gorman
>>
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