Re: [greenstone-users] [greenstone-devel] Image format

From Stephen DeGabrielle
DateFri, 30 Sep 2005 18:29:47 +0930
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] [greenstone-devel] Image format
In-Reply-To (200509291705-j8TH5jcI032523-defang20-it-ohio-state-edu)
On 9/30/05, mary manning <manning.84&#64;osu.edu> wrote:
> 1. I have images of handwritten correspondence with transcription (Word)
> that I would like to include in the GSDL. I would like to have both the
> transcription and image of the letters available from the same artifact.
> Could you provide suggestions on the best way to do this?

I think PagedImagePlug should do the trick.

> 2. I would like to create an online form/template for qualified Dublin Core
> metadata. That way, the person entering the data can access online thesauri
> such as MESH or TGM directly from the form. Something like the Nordic
> Dublin Core metadata template (http://www.lub.lu.se/cgi-bin/nmdc.pl). Is
> there a way to export or map information from a template like this to the
> GSDL metadata form?

I don't know about your second question
- I do know that greenstone is excellent at automating these processes.

As an alternative solution; if you have professional-grade cataloguing
tools that support multiple theasauri then I suggest use them - and
then convert to Greenstone.
eg catalogue the items with your ILMS cataloguing module then import
the marc records into greenstone MARCPlug already is setup to support
dublin core - so I don't think it would take to much work.
BTW modern web-opacs make it easy to integrate greenstone with your
ILMS for a seamless patron experience. (your IT staff should find
greenstone a doddle to configure/administer)

One more thing - integrating the ILMS and Digital Repository System is
exactly what the National Library of Australia seem to to be doing
(http://www.nla.gov.au/dsp/) - just not with Greenstone. They built
their own Digital Object Repository.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Stephen