RE: [greenstone-users] Digital Archive

From Gregory S. Williamson
DateThu, 13 Oct 2005 17:07:11 -0700
Subject RE: [greenstone-users] Digital Archive
Shawn -- you asked:

> 1) If I setup a user for the local use, and then want to move it
> to a web server. Is it hard to copy the data over and put it on a
> permanent web server?

I've moved an entire collection (a grouping of materials in gsdl) from a windows server to a linux server by copying the correct directory structure and tweaking a couple of files; this would not work if you were moving between machines with a different architecture (32 vs 64 bit; big-endian vs little endian) I suspect, although I have not ever tried it. In the cases where it doesn't you need to regenerate a collection from the original materials.

> 2) One of the uses I have in mind is for a Plant Identification
> database for a professor on campus. Is it robust enough to do this, and
> does anyone have any examples of someone using it for this purpose?

I don't know for sure, but I would think so, depending on the specific materials to be stored and how volatile they are. Keeping track of lots of documents and adding lots is no problem; changing existing ones can be an issue.

I don't know of any examples, however.

HTH,

Greg Williamson