Re: [greenstone-devel] exporting or mapping metadata from webform to"enrich" page on GSDL

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 04 Jan 2006 15:21:36 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] exporting or mapping metadata from webform to"enrich" page on GSDL
In-Reply-To (595b9ab20601030721j6332b382sdd6ab1a9c86050cf-mail-gmail-com)
Hi Mary,

Everything Stephen said is quite correct, but here are a few additional
notes.

The script on the web server to handle the form submissions will need to
parse and edit the metadata.xml files -- not terribly difficult, but not
trivial either. You'll want to find a XML processing module and use it,
and be careful of the quirks of the metadata.xml format (folder-level vs
file-level metadata, accumulate vs override metadata, etc.).

As Stephen says, it seems that the GLI already supports most of the
functionality you need. You can easily assign the same piece of metadata
to multiple files or folders (use the normal Ctrl or Shift keys on the
tree to get multiple selections), and the "Existing values" area at the
bottom-right of the Enrich pane allows you to quickly assign
frequently-used values. If you think the Enrich pane is missing some
(generally applicable) functionality, please tell us and we'll consider
adding it (or, of course, the source code is available if you'd like to
do it).

Regards,

Michael

Stephen DeGabrielle wrote:

> Hi,
>
> this shouldn't be too difficult;
>
> You need to make the the web form or its handler on the server
> generate a metadata.xml file and associate it with the image file your
> are referring to. See the 'Assigning metadata from a file' section
> of the developers guide (page 36-), for how to use metadata.xml
> files. (Your form sounds great - can we see it?)
>
> You may be able to use the GLI to do some of this things you mentioned;
>
> Geenstone does have thesauri support in PHIND the phrase browser.
> See http://www.greenstone.org/phind/
>
> The GLI 'enrich' pane CAN set metadata to groups of items:
>
> 1. You have to put the photos you want to assign metadata to in a
> folder using the yellow 'new folder' icon in the gli (while in the
> 'Gather' page)
> See this image : http://static.flickr.com/36/81498830_c0441172a5.jpg
>
> 2. Move the files into the folder (you can select a group and drag them)
> see http://static.flickr.com/37/81498800_77cae9ba3e.jpg
> [You may be lucky enough to already have your photos in appropriate
> folders]
>
> 3. Change to the 'enrich' page and select the folder you want to
> assign metadata to
> you can enter metadata as if you were selecting a single object
> http://static.flickr.com/40/81498787_7f496f8429.jpg
> [Note the groovy message telling you what you have done...and the
> ominous warning that you cannot remove metadata - 'only replace'
> whatever that means]
>
> 4. See inherited metadata for images/objects in the folder
> Example: http://static.flickr.com/36/81498754_fd6de8323d.jpg
>
> I hope this helps,
>
> Regards,
>
> Stephen
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On 1/3/06, *mary manning* <manning.84@osu.edu
> <mailto:manning.84@osu.edu>> wrote:
>
> Happy New Year!
>
>
>
> I am hoping that someone will help me figure out how to export or
> map information from a webform to the enrich page on GSDL.
>
>
>
> We are developing an image library for a collection at our
> archives. We have chosen to use Qualified Dublin Core for out
> metadata. I have developed a very simple web form with all the
> qualified fields. From the webform, you can link to websites with
> thesauri and other standards. The webform also allows us to have
> pull down fields for certain fields and permanent fields (so that
> data that is the same for all the items does not need to be
> entered over and over again). With access to these online
> resource and other the other mentioned features, the web form is
> much easier to enter metadata on than the enrich page of GSDL.
> The fields on the form are identical to the fields for Qualified
> Dublin Core on the "enrich" page of GSDL.
>
>
>
> How can we export or map this metadata from the webform to the
> enrich page on GSDL?
>
>
>
> Mary
>
>
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