[greenstone-devel] reformat dates in a collection?

From Jim Hart
DateThu Mar 18 09:49:14 2010
Subject [greenstone-devel] reformat dates in a collection?
The date stamps in our collections are incorrectly formatted for OAI.
Since there are thousands of items, changing them all by hand would be a
lot of work. In most cases, we need to change MM/DD/YYYY to YYYY-MM-DD,
regardless of the specific year, month and day.

Is there some way to export the metadata in a format that can be changed
with a script and then reloaded into the collection?

Changing the metadata directly with set_metadata.pl won't work because
it changes specific values, e.g. 01/02/1995 to 1995-01-02.

Is there some other way?

Jim Hart
Bates College