Re: Adding images (JPG and GIF's) to a Greenstone collection installed on a Windows 2000 server

From Tod Olson
DateFri, 14 Feb 2003 10:54:37 -0600
Subject Re: Adding images (JPG and GIF's) to a Greenstone collection installed on a Windows 2000 server
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>>>>> "JM" == Joe Mantione <Mantione> writes:

JM> We have Greenstone installed on a Windows 2000 server. We are
JM> trying to import a collection of jpg images (taken from a digital
JM> camera) and some gif images without success. On page 36 of the
JM> Developers manual it says that the 'ImagePlug' is only available
JM> on the Unix version. Is this why. We don't want to extract any
JM> metadata from the jpg's, just include them in the collection. What
JM> we are after is very similar in nature to the Chopin Collection at
JM> U Chicago. Is there a work-around we are missing?

Our Chopin collection is more than just images, though. We have
metadata for both the description (e.g., publisher) and the structure
of the document (e.g., order of page images). We use this to produce
Greenstone Archive documents (the GS internal storage format) which
have searchable metadata and sections for each page image in the
virtual score. These GS Archive documents are what we load into
Greenstone. These documents contain URLs to link to the images, but
images themselves are not loaded into Greenstone. I can send you some
samples off the list if that would be of use.

I would suggest generating HTML (or GS archive) documents that include
the images as <img> tags and contain whatever metadata you want to
search or browse by. Loading those should be straightforward.

Please let me know if I'm missing the mark here.

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