Re: [greenstone-users] Building Pre-Built Collections -- How?

From Michael Dewsnip
DateMon, 13 Sep 2004 10:00:49 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Building Pre-Built Collections -- How?
In-Reply-To (auto-000004164073-cluster1-uol-ua)
Hi Alexander,

> 1. First question
> I recently download GSDL documented collections.
> "To reduce the size of this package the collections come unbuilt. After
> unpacking them into your Greenstone "collect" directory, you will need to
> build them from the GLI (or from the command line) before viewing them.
> These collections can also be viewed at"
> I have no idea, how it can be done by GLI nor command line. Please, don't
> say RTFM :-) -- just point me in right direction.

You'll need to run the GLI, choose File -> Open, pick the collection you
want to build, then switch to the Create pane and hit Build Collection. Most
will take a couple of minutes to build, some will take longer.

> 2. Second question
> If I build some collection -- can I enrich it by metadata, change
> header/title/author/keywords in future, add hierarchical structure, A-Z
> lists and so on?

Yes, that's right.

A good way of "getting into" Greenstone and learning what it can do is to
work through some of the workshop materials we have prepared. If you've got
time, I'd recommend you download the one-day workshop materials package and
have a look through the labs.