To create a basic collection from html and txt files you don't need files like
sub.txt and org.txt - these are only necessary for creating specialized
browsing structures. More information about this can be found in Section 2.2 of
the Greenstone Developer's Guide (available from
If you haven't already, I suggest you try out the new "Greenstone Librarian
Interface". This is a graphical tool that leads you through the collection
building process: gathering files, assigning metadata, formatting your
collection, and finally building it. The Librarian Interface also allows you to
create browsing hierarchies (generating files like sub.txt and org.txt), should
you need to, and comes with extensive help files.
The Librarian Interface is included with the Windows distribution (version 2.40
only), and is available as a separate package for Unix. Note that you will need
a copy of the Java Runtime Environment (version 1.4.0 or newer) to run it.
Hope this helps.
> I have like one thousand books as html and txt files and metadata in doublin
> core format for each book. I want to make a collection but I don't have .txt
> files (e.g.. sub.txt, org.txt etc). Can you help me to make these .txt file
> using Collection Organizer or in any other method. The help menu of
> Collection Organizer is not sufficient to me so can you prescribe any other
> guide for this.
> Thanks and regards,
> Sourav Maity
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