|Date||Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:22:55 +1200|
|Subject||Re: [greenstone-users] OAI download problem|
- the files that are downloaded (at location C:Documents and
You are right, the .oai files are the metadata files, which each contain an xml record for one source document (you can open and check it in notepad or web browser). To build a collection using these files, check out here. There is also a sample collection about OAI in here.
Instead of downloading metadata from DSpace, you can also use the export feature of DSpace combined with Greenstone's DSpace plugin and unknown plugin to move the content between the two systems. Here is a great article about this in the D-Lib magazine: StoneD A Bridge between Greenstone and DSpace.
To figure out why the source docs were not retrieved, check the log output. Did you see anything regrading that?
Here is another way to find out what happened. In one of the downloaded .oai files, the record element contains a field called <identifier>, which should contain a url. Copy it into a web browser's address bar, do you see the source document that you have in your repository? If not, then you have to go back and modify the OAI record to point to the correct source doc location.
Hope this helps
Greenstone Digital Library