Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie seeking some guidance

From Michael Dewsnip
DateFri, 21 Jul 2006 11:37:24 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie seeking some guidance
In-Reply-To (dfb4b74f0607120259j1e9ebc8av838bb74352718f08-mail-gmail-com)
Hi Graeme,

> The first is concerning the browser classifier. I was following the
> conversation on GenericList classifier but I'm not certain how to
> approach this in my case. I have to support two scripts, essentially
> Latin and Arabic. How can I use the GenericList to support both, I
> tried but ended up with just Latin script entries.

I can't quite envisage what you mean here -- do you want two versions of
the browser, one in Latin and one in Arabic? (And only see one at a time?)

> The second issue is with the browsers that I have used and renamed,
> for example I was using dc.creator as a browsing group but renamed it
> to Author. In the generic text that is created this is displayed as
> unknown, how do I add the appropriate text, I'm sure that I saw this
> somewhere but now I'm unable to find it.

> Katherine wrote:
> You should define _textXXXlong_ and _textXXXshort_ where XXX is the
> buttonname of the classifier. These go in english.dm, look for
> _textTitleshort_ and _textTitlelong_ to see where to put them.

All the best,

Michael

> On 7/11/06, *Michael Dewsnip* <mdewsnip@cs.waikato.ac.nz
> <mailto:mdewsnip@cs.waikato.ac.nz>> wrote:
>
> Hi Graeme,
>
> Judging from your subsequent e-mails you figured a lot of this out on
> your own, but here are some comments for others who might be trying to
> do something similar.
>
> - There is a new CSVPlug plugin for Greenstone that processes CSV
> files
> (download from
> http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~mdewsnip/greenstone/temp-2.70w/CSVPlug.pm
> <http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/%7Emdewsnip/greenstone/temp-2.70w/CSVPlug.pm>).
> The first field must contain the name of the file to assign the
> metadata to.
>
> - If you have only metadata, and no documents, you need to create
> empty
> files with .nul extension (one for each record), and use these as
> something to assign the metadata to.
>
> - An alternative to using CSVPlug is to convert the CSV files to
> metadata.xml files, as you've done. One benefit of this is that the
> metadata will become editable in the GLI. (There is nothing in
> Greenstone to do this conversion, you will need to do it yourself;
> look
> at one of the metadata.xml files in the Greenstone "demo"
> collection to
> see the format of these files).
>
> - If the metadata is in metadata.xml format, you can right-click
> on one
> of the .nul files in the GLI and choose "replace with" to replace the
> dummy file with the real document (eg. a PDF file), and the metadata
> will be transferred automatically.
>
> All the best,
>
> Michael
>
>
>
> graeme wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am wanting to evaluate Greenstone because I believe that it will
> > address the needs of my organisation. I have successfully
> installed it
> > and wish to set up some sample data, but I'm a little uncertain
> about
> > how to go about this. The situation is that I have an existing
> > catalogue that is held on an Access database. Some of these but not
> > all are available on PDF, but we wish to hold every item on the
> > library. We have items in three possible languages, English,
> Dari and
> > Pashtu. Initially because of space concerns we don't want to include
> > the pdf files.
> >
> > My question is what do I need to do to get the data from the
> database
> > to greenstone?
> >
> > After reading the manuals and searching this list I believe that I
> > need to do the following:
> >
> > 1. Set up the metadata for each Access field, do I need to do
> this for
> > each language?
> > 2. Convert the data from Access to a CSV file
> > 3. Make this a XML file. Will each XML entry be the metadata name?
> > i.e. <ex.Language>English</ex.Language>
> > 4. Some how import this into Greenstone, will this be via GLI,
> Gather?
> > If so how do I indicate in the XML file the start and end of
> each item
> > that I wish to include in the collection
> >
> > 5. How would the pdf files be added later?
> >
> > If this question has already been answered I apologise but could you
> > please direct me to the appropriate place.
> >
> > Many thanks for your time,
> >
> > Graeme Foster.
> >
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