Re: [greenstone-users] New Greenstone Collection

From Michael Dewsnip
DateTue, 18 May 2004 12:10:56 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] New Greenstone Collection
In-Reply-To (40A4F699-50704-culturenetcymru-com)
Hi Helen,

Thanks for your message, and wow, great collection! Interesting source
documents, nice searching and viewing facilities, and good use of Greenstone
"behind the scenes". The "About" page is also an interesting overview of what
you had to do, and I'm sure it will be a great help to others contemplating
similar projects.

We would love to add your collection to our Greenstone Examples page
( -- would this be

All the best,


Helen Newnham wrote:

> Our greenstone collection is being officially launched on Monday 17th May.
> "Books from the Past / Llyfrau o'r Gorffennol" is a collection of Welsh
> books of national cultural interest which have long been out of print.
> The URLS are:
> The website is in Welsh and English and uses METS for structural
> metadata and for linking image files to page divisions within the texts.
> It also uses TEI for the full text content of the books. The software is
> based on greenstone software, but with some customisation and additions,
> including a METS/TEI to GAF converter.
> There are still a couple of teething problems with the site and
> currently there are only 9 books but we'll be adding more. We think
> this is the first greenstone project in Wales and the first to display
> Welsh texts.
> Helen Newnham
> Data/Web Officer
> Culturenet Cymru (
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