Re: [greenstone-users] Metadata and html formating

From Katherine Don
DateThu, 30 Sep 2004 10:31:43 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Metadata and html formating
In-Reply-To (FC788AB9771FD6118E6F0002A5AD7B8F02C52593-ICRAFNTTRAIN-icraf-cgiarad-org)
Hi Kimunya

Metadata can be assigned in one of two ways:
1. using the Librarian Interface, you can manually add metadata to each
document. The users guide has two chapters on using the librarian interface.
2. You can use metadata.xml files which get put into the import
directory along with the documents. The developers guide shows the
format for the metadata.xml file in the section entitled "adding
metadata from a file" in chapter 2.

If you already have a file containing metadata, the best thing to do
would be to convert it to the greenstone metadata.xml format.

Formatting the output:
what kinds of documents do you have? for word, pdf, ps etc they get
converted to html, and then you have the option of displaying the html
version or the original source document. If you are worried about html
formatting, you may like to display the original instead.

some formatting changes can be achieved using the format statements in
the collection configuration file, but if you are talking about the
actual html generated by the conversion process, then greenstone doesn't
have much control over it. We used third party conversion software.
You may like to convert to html manually, eg use word to save as html
before adding it into the collection. This may give you a better format.

I hope this helps,
Katherine Don

Mugo, Kimunya (RELMA) wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just started using Greenstone. So far I have managed to get by
> using the supplied manuals. However, I am having difficulties on the
> following:
> * How do I assign metadata to my documents? (I have already created
> the .xml file for all the documents using Excel)
> * How do I formal the html output, so that it matches the original
> document as much as possible?
> Regards,
> Kimunya Mugo,
> Development Communication Officer
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