[greenstone-users] Re: EXIF data not searchable

From Katherine Don
DateWed Aug 4 13:20:41 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: EXIF data not searchable
In-Reply-To (4C5867D8-704-iway-na)
Hi Renate

This is due to the way GLI handles metadata. When it skims the archive
files looking for extracted metadata, it ignores any with a namespace -
assuming that this metadata was assigned using metadata.xml files. So
the exif metadata, which is like exif.xxx, won't show up in GLI, and
therefore doesn't appear in the list of items to index.

This has been changed for the next release, the metadata will be stored
as ex.exif.xxx, and GLI will look for ex. metadata, so it will appear in
the enrich panel, and will show up in metadata lists.

In the meantime, you can edit the collect.cfg file by hand (make sure
the collection is not open in GLI), and add the metadata you want
indexed into the indexes list.


Renate Morgenstern wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an JPEG image collection and use the EmbeddedMetadata plugin to
> extract the EXIF, IPTC and XMP data.
> The metadata is extracted as I can display it in any format, however, I
> can't search on this extracted metadata. I have added some values in
> Dublin Core fields, and when searching on this it gives results. For the
> index I selected and also across all fields.
> Any suggestion how to get the EXIF, etc data into the index?
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Regards
> Renate