I guess what you want is something similar to Gordon Paynters very cool
"photograph album" collection
I think Gordon has explained some of how he did it on the list at various
times, maybe you could have a search of the archives for some of his posts
(mailing list archives can be found at
http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=gsarch). Failing that,
maybe if Gordon has time he could make his config files available to you to
have a look at.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Mundy" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2002 4:32 AM
Subject: Thumbnails instead of icons?
> Greetings from Indonesia.
> Is it possible to tweak Greenstone somehow so it displays an image
> instead of an icon in the list of found documents?
> This would be useful for collections of images: each image could be stored
> in its own HTML document, and the user could preview thumbnails, then
> on the one s/he wanted to open the full image.
> Thanks and best wishes
> Paul Mundy
> development communication specialist
> Temporary email in Indonesia (to 7 June 2002): firstname.lastname@example.org
> mobile 0818-168332
> DevArt: copyright-free artwork for development
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John R. McPherson" <email@example.com>
> To: "Aurelien Benel" <Aurelien.Benel@lisi.insa-lyon.fr>
> Cc: <greenstone@TRIPATH.colosys.net>
> Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 5:37 AM
> Subject: Re: DateList and source files
> On Fri, May 17, 2002 at 09:41:43PM +0200, Aurelien Benel wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am trying to set a Greenstone server to deliver a PDF collection.
> > It works fine, but I would like to hide full-text (bit ugly) and show
> > only source files (PDF).
> > 1. DateList doesn't show any link to the PDF source file (contrary to
> > other classifiers).
> > 2. Every classifier (search results also) shows a link to the full-text.
> > What should I change (in the Perl code?) in order to show PDF in
> > DateList and hide full-text in classifiers and search results ?
> this can be changed (at run-time) by modifying the "format strings"
> in the collection's configuration file.
> in %GSDLHOME%collect<colname>etccollect.cfg , you can add
> a format string for each classifier as well as the search results.
> If no format string is defined, greenstone defaults to having
> a link to both the indexed text and the original document (if
> it's pdf/ps/word/xls etc format).
> Add a line (or modify if it exists):
> format SearchVList "<td>[srclink][srcicon][/srclink]</td>
> (all one line). This basically says that the vertical list
> displayed for search results consists of table rows with the
> pdf icon and the title only. You can put almost any html
> or greenstone metadata (using '[' and ']') in these, so
> experiment to find something you like!
> For the classifiers, the naming is a bit ugly but it works
> in exactly the same way.
> format CL1VList "<td> blah blah blah </td>"
> to match the first classifier, CL2VList for the second, etc.
> If you use the windows server, you will need to restart it
> after modifying the config file as the server.
> John McPherson