Re: [greenstone-users] how do you import an existing example collectionto base a new collection on?

From Gavin Spomer
DateWed, 19 Sep 2007 09:18:04 -0700
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] how do you import an existing example collectionto base a new collection on?
Good question! Seems like a case of outdated documentation to me.
Apparently the tutorial exercise you are referring to
(http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/gsdoc/tutorial/en/simple_image_colle=
ction.htm)
assumes you already have a collection built with the alias of that
collection being "image-e". I don't have this collection either in my
"Base this collection on" pull-down menu either, only the collections=
I
*have* already built. I too had no such collection "out of the box" i=
n
my Greenstone collection, only the demo.

- Gavin

>>> BJ Wahl <bjwahl@ci.keene.nh.us> 09/19/07 8:55 AM >>>

I have been reading documentation for hours now and I just can=E2=
=80=99t figure
out how one gets an existing example collection into the GLI so that =
you
can base a new collection on it. I would like to use the=20


=E2=80=9CA simple image collection


1.=09In the Librarian Interface, start a new collection (File =E2=
=86=92
New...) called backdrop. Fill out the fields with appropriate
information. For Base this collection on:, select the item Simple ima=
ge
collection (image-e) from the pull-down menu.

When you base a collection on an existing one, it inherits all the
settings of the old one, including which metadata sets (if any) the
collection uses.=E2=80=9D

But how do I get the =E2=80=9Cimage-e=E2=80=9D to appear in the pull-=
down menu?=20

I=E2=80=99m sure this is the proverbial =E2=80=9Cstupid question=E2=
=80=9D, but I just can=E2=80=99t
figure it out.

Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

BJ Wahl, Collection Development Librarian=20
Keene Public Library=20
60 Winter St.=20
Keene, NH 03431=20
603-352-0157=20
http://www.keenepubliclibrary.org=20

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