start simple, use documents you already have, then figure out a way to get what you need Re: [greenstone-users] How to write a source document?

From Karen E. Medina
DateSat, 25 Oct 2003 15:04:54 -0500
Subject start simple, use documents you already have, then figure out a way to get what you need Re: [greenstone-users] How to write a source document?
In-Reply-To (Law9-F95aLjj8BNBtal0000bf14-hotmail-com)
J.H.,

Start simple, use documents you already have, then figure out a way to get
what you need out of them.

If I understand your question correctly, you want to know how you should
change documents you already have into a format that Greenstone can
pull information from.

Suggestion: create a collection without retouching the documents and see
what greenstone already pulls out and where it pulls it from. That may
start you off. Then the documentation may make more sense.

(I am just a user of greenstone, so my opinion is not that of the
deisgners of the system or of other users.)

I do some Greenstone stuff with music-ir.org

But I started off using html collections, pdf and MS Word collections and
kind of figured out what was going on by trial and error.

Now, we actually create our records in a modified Procite format
We converted a plugin to handle our made-up structure, and it works fairly
well. Take a look at the actual record of any of our items to see what it
looks like.
http://music-ir.org/mirbib2/library?a=p&p=about&c=mirabp
(search for Witten as an author)

-karen medina

On Sun, 26 Oct 2003, J H wrote:

> I can't find a tutorial on how to write a source document. I've looked high
> and low, no luck. Baffling how all the manuals I downloaded didn't breathe a
> single coherent paragraph about it (there are disembodied references of
> `<Section>' tags).
>
> I'm assuming that the HTMLPlug will read a html source document. And this
> source document is really a book written in a special format (with HTML
> tags) that can be recognized by Greenstone's Collector. Correct me if I'm
> wrong.
>
> Thanks.
>
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