[greenstone-users] question about metadata sets

From Katherine Don
DateTue May 19 16:28:10 2009
Subject [greenstone-users] question about metadata sets
In-Reply-To (OF7F9CBB76-126BA7B2-ON852575BA-006A45ED-852575BA-006B46C3-neu-edu)
Hi Jennifier

In response to 1, do you find things missing after using the set in GLI?
Or just while developing in GEMS? This is really weird and of course,
worrying.
does it disappear when you open it up again somewhere?
have you checked the metadata set file itself? eg is it just the
interface that is not displaying correctly? or has it gone from the
file? are you editing the set in different collections, ie getting
different copies at different times?

do you create the set once, then use it? or are you workign with the
collection in GLI, and modifying the set in GEMS at the same time? in
that case, maybe GLI is overwriting your additions with its old stored
set???

regards,
Katherine
j.eustis@neu.edu wrote:
>
> I have two questions for the community.
>
> 1) I am using GEMS to create new metadata sets. Everything seems to be
> fine. However, some time after I create a set, data is missing. This
> data can be either comments, a definition, or even a subelement of an
> element. I have deleted such metadata sets and create them again from
> scratch but I am having the same problems. In terms of the missing
> subelements, this only happens when I create something like:
>
> Element 1
> Subelement 1 of element 1
> subelement 2 of the subelement 1....
> subelement 3 of the subelement 2
> In this case, I am losing either subelement 2 or 3 or both. This does
> not happen all the time and doesn't happen with any set frequency or
> pattern.
>
>
> 2) Is anyone mixing and matching various metadata sets? Are you mixing
> with complete metadata sets or creating subsets of larger sets to fit
> your collections' metadata? The reason I ask is what type of
> preservation will be involved with mixing and matching metadata sets
> or created a unique set made of elements taken from other sets? In
> short, is it better to stay with only 1 metadata set?
>
> Thanks,
> Jennifer
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> Jennifer M. Eustis
> Catalog/Metadata Librarian
> 260 Snell Library
> Northeastern University
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> Boston, MA 02115
> Tel: 617-373-7102
> Email: j.eustis@neu.edu
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