Re: [greenstone-users] Using Greenstone for a live library catalogue

From Stephen DeGabrielle
DateFri, 4 Mar 2005 08:56:09 +0930
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Using Greenstone for a live library catalogue
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Hi,

You can import the records as seperate text files.

One way would be to do a big search and replace on the text versions
you mention so the records look like REFER bibliography records - then
you could use the ReferPlug to import them. It would take some sime to
do all the fields but it might be possible - one tool I know that can
do find and relace on collections of documents is Dreamweaver - but I
am sure others do.

Modifying an existing plugin would probably be a lot less work.

Can you get the records in MARC format?

s.

On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 09:08:41 +0200, Preggy Reddy <ktechpr@kaymac.co.za> wrote:
>
> I am interested in using Greenstone as a live library catalogue so I need
> any guidelines as to doing this. I presently have about 12000 records in a
> proprietary ALS (Interlit 2, Zeus). I cannot export the records in a format
> that can be easily used in another DBMS such as Microsoft Access. The best I
> can do is generate reports in ASCII containing all the records from
> Interlit.
>
> The way I am thinking of going is to save each catalogue record as a text
> file and then importing these into Greenstone. To add new entries I would
> then create this externally and import it into Greenstone.
> Example of a catalogue entry:
>
>
> Author: Bergado, D.T., Balasubramaniam, A.S., Chai, J.C.
> Title: Interaction between grid reinforcement and cohesive-frictional
> soil
> ISBN: 90 5410 094 X Call no: RRW/GEN0015
> Published: 1992 Place: Rotterdam
> Publisher: AABALKEM A.A. Balkema
> Serial: CONFPROC Conference proceedings- not part of a series
> Pages: p. 29 - 34
> Editor: Ochiai, H.
> Acquired: 24-02-00
> Volume title:Earth reinforcement practice: Proceedings of the international
> symposium: Volume 1 [November 1992 : Fukuoka, Japan]
> Other authors:
> Balasubramaniam, A.S.
> Chai, J.C.
> Subject headings
> Grids
> Soil reinforcement
> Cohesive soils
> Laboratory tests
> Tensar geogrids
> Clays
> Shear tests
> Pull-out tests
>
>
> Abstract:
> Large scale direct shear and pullout tests have been conducted to
> investigate the interaction behaviour between grid reinforcement and
> cohesive-frictional soil.
>
> I realise that I would need to create/modify a plugin to process the files
> (catalogue entries). Am I going the right way?
>
> Preggy Reddy,
> Btech.LIS
>
>
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