Re: [greenstone-users] no gli display of values for customized metadata set

From mdewsnip@cs.waikato.ac.nz
DateTue, 27 Jul 2004 07:22:56 +1200 (NZST)
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] no gli display of values for customized metadata set
In-Reply-To (4100F6CB-6070707-drexel-edu)
Hi Margaret,

I'd recommend you upgrade to Greenstone v2.51 to get the latest fixes and
improvements to Greenstone and the GLI. I vaguely remember fixing some
problems similar to those you describe.

All the best,

Michael

> Katherine,
>
> Thanks for responding to my query.
>
> I'm using 2.50 on a Windows platform. In the Enrich view, the values for
> the newly created elements don't display in the metadata list for the
> current document - where they would show on the line with the DC
> element. Even though they don't display, we've found they are written
> to the doc.xml file.
>
> Whether the values show up in the list of previous values was
> intermittent - I didn't know about the remember_values='true' statement
> which sounds like it will retain previous values but I'm not sure it
> will affect the display in the metadata list for the current document.
> I'll try adding it to the .mds file and see what happens.
>
> Thank you for your help!
>
> Margaret Graham
>
>
> --
> Margaret Graham
> Digital Project Archivist
> Archives & Special Collections
> Drexel University College of Medicine
> http://med.library.drexel.edu/archives/
> 215.842.4700
> mmg24@drexel.edu
>
> Katherine Don wrote:
>> Hi Margaret
>>
>> When you say that the metadata values don't show up, what do you mean?
>> If you enter the value in the Enrich view, does it not show up in the
>> metadata list for that document?
>> What version of Greenstone are you using?
>>
>> I have just tried adding new elements to the dls metadata set, both by
>> using metadata sets->edit set, and also editing the dls.mds file in the
>> collection. In both cases, I could add values to documents, and they
>> would display both in the metadata list for the current document, and
>> also in the previous values list for the new metadata.
>>
>> However, if I shut down the GLI and restarted it, while the metadata was
>> still visible for the document, the previous values did not display all
>> the values I had entered. If I clicked around documents, the values
>> would appear, one by one.
>> To solve this I had to edit the dls.mds file, and add
>> remember_values='true' to the new elements. eg
>> <Element name="Name" occurances="4" remember_values="true">
>> <Attribute language="en" name="identifier">Name</Attribute>
>> </Element>
>>
>> Does this sound like the problem you are having?
>> Note, I am using our development version of Greenstone, which should be
>> similar to version 2.51.
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Katherine Don
>>
>>
>> Margaret Graham wrote:
>>
>>> Folks -
>>>
>>> We are working with the Librarian Interface and have customized the
>>> existing Dublin Core metadata set by adding elements to the dc.mds
>>> file. Some elements were added through the Librarian Interface and
>>> others were added directly to the file. While the new elements appear
>>> in the Librarian Interface, when we add a value to the element in the
>>> Enrich view, the value does not show up.
>>>
>>> The value does show in the collection metadata.xml file and in the
>>> doc.xml file in the hash directory. When the collection is built and
>>> the added but invisible value is searched for, the corresponding item
>>> is found. There does not seem to be a problem adding values to the
>>> pre-existing Dublin Core elements.
>>>
>>> We're looking for help in how to make the values for the new elements
>>> display in the GLI. While we can work on blind faith that we're
>>> entering data correctly, visual confirmation would be better!
>>>
>>> Any and all suggestions appreciated!
>>>
>>> Margaret Graham
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
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