Re: [greenstone-users] Building remote libraries

From Qiu
DateMon, 19 Nov 2007 15:04:44 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Building remote libraries
In-Reply-To (8f39b6870711141512t44fad126r898b68bd32e521a1-mail-gmail-com)
Hi Creighton

Creighton Barrett wrote:
> Hello,
>
> We're trying to build a digital image library using Greenstone 2.74.
> Our images are stored on a university server and our computer support
> services have set up the following URL to host the library:
>
> http://imagedb.sim.management.dal.ca/imagedb/cgi-bin/library
>
> I have the GLI installed on my laptop and have been trying to initiate
> communication between my computer and the server, but have not been
> able to get things to work.
What's error message on the console when the GLI connecting to the
server was failure?
> Instead, when I access the images through the GLI, they are downloaded
> onto my machine and the XML file is stored on my machine as well.
> When I try to set the URL above as the "library path" and build the
> images I've worked with, it reverts to my local IP address and does
> not seem to actually upload the images to the web-server.
>
I guess GLI applet was applied instead this time. If it was, "library
path" needn't to be set up, because the GLI applet is working directly
on the Greenstone server . But I don't understand what you said "it
reverts to my local IP address and does not seem to actually upload the
images to the web-server". Could you please explain it?
> We would like to have the metadata and the images stored on the
> server, and would very much prefer to use the applet so the GLI
> doesn't need to be installed on every computer that gets used to build
> the database. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to do either!
>
> Are things not working because the images are stored on a separate
> server? Do the images need to be stored where the web-server portion
> of Greenstone is installed?
What did you mean about "the images are stored on a separate server"?
> Has anyone on this list had success building a remote library like
> this? Does Greenstone 3 make this easier to do?
>
The principle of the remote GLI in Greenstone3 is as same as in Greenstone2.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated! We're excited to begin using
> Greenstone to build the collection, but need a bit of assistance
> making connections.
>
> All the best,
>
> Creighton Barrett
> MLIS/MPA Candidate
> Faculty of Management
> Dalhousie University
>
> PS- If these questions are better suited to the developers list, I can
> send them there as well. Thank you!
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