Re: [greenstone-users] Problems exploding CDS?ISIS for Windows databases

From Michael Dewsnip
DateThu, 07 Sep 2006 16:42:59 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Problems exploding CDS?ISIS for Windows databases
In-Reply-To (9ee3d72d0608291002v79f691f7g40edcfe8c4ea9077-mail-gmail-com)

I have just added a "-records_per_folder" option to This puts the records from exploding a
metadata database into multiple subdirectories, which means that the GLI
should use less memory and edit the metadata more quickly.

You can download this updated version from
Let me know if you have any problems with the new functionality.



> 1) When we tried to explode one of ISIS databases containing links to
> images, the error 'out of memory can not parse metadata.xml' occurs.
> With the assistance of one of our I.T. consultants we have realized
> that the size of the produced metadata file in the import folder
> affects the successful execution of the next stage of the import,
> which is to parse that file into individual XML files and folders. For
> example, the failed metadata.xml file is 17,000 KB.
> 2) In trying to build another Greenstone collection from a large ISIS
> database in the MARC format (this one is purely bibliographic without
> links to digital files), the import stops at 1828 each time. The
> database contains 10,000+ records.
> The procedure I have used is - I would select Dublin core metadata
> set and then select explode metadata. I am then requested to either
> ADD, MERGE or IGNORE individual fields in the MARC record. I then
> merge some fields with Dublin core and add others as additional DC
> elements. I am wondering if there is a limit to the number of DC
> elements which can be added?
> Is there anyone out there who might have experienced similar problems?
> Thanks
> Lucia
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