Re: [greenstone-users] Transferring metadata

From Martha Chantiny
DateMon, 26 Feb 2007 11:21:46 -1000 (HST)
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Transferring metadata
In-Reply-To (45E169D4-9070305-sdb-org)
Aloha -
We had a graduate student programmer write scripts to convert a
database in ISI Reference Manager format to Greenstone. As long
as your metadata system is consistent and you can map the elements
to DC - a programmer should be able to do the same for you.

-Martha Chantiny
Head, Desktop Network Services
Hamilton Library
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii

On Sun, 25 Feb 2007, Julian Fox wrote:

> Hi there list,
> What is the possibility (or what are the options) for someone who might want
> to transfer, say, a photoarchive system already with about 15,000 items in it
> to Greenstone - without retyping all the metadata. In other words, is it
> possible to take a set (doesn't happen to be DC, it's idiosyncractic but a
> system nevertheless) of metadata and transfer it across to a Greenstone
> collection somehow? I am trying to offer someone a way forward, but if it
> meant we had to retype all the metadata then he may baulk at the idea,
> understandably.
> Julian
>
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