What is Greenstone Digital Library and Tips for Development

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  • 1. How to develop Digital Library using Green Stone (oss) @ Ashok Kumar Satapathy
  • 2.
    • What is Digital information:
    • The information or data, which is available in the form of Computer Readable format.
    • Born Digital or Converted Digital.
    • Format is based on :
    • Html, Jpg, Mp3, PDF, PPT, DOC, Excel, SCANNED MATERIALS etc.
    Tutorial for GS
  • 3.
    • Purpose of Digital Library  :
    • Create & Organise Digital Information for easy retrieval.
    • We can Organise & Circulate in-house “gray literature”, Converted & Downloaded Digital Information to the end users.
    • We can develop the concept of 24 x 7 information dissemination through network connectivity.
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  • 4. LET’S START THE SESSION Tutorial for GS
  • 5. Developer side ( for input data ) Click on Greenstone Librarian Interface. Tutorial for GS
  • 6. Start your ‘NEW’ collection & Specify collection Title & Description of content. Tutorial for GS
  • 7. ‘ Gather’ from Local Filespace ( Hard Drives ) Tutorial for GS
  • 8. ‘ Enrich’ Define Dublin Core Metadata  Tutorial for GS
  • 9. ‘ Design’ M ost important & indispensable area
    • Initially we have to work on :
    • Document Plugins
    • Search Types
    • Search indexes
    • Cross-collection search
    • Browsing Classifiers
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  • 10. ‘ Design’ Document Plugins :
    • Introduce the format, in which the data is available
    • We have to specify once the format in a new collection
    • Example : For a PowerPoint file we have to select [ plugin pptplug ]
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  • 11. ‘ Design’ Search types :
    • We have to select “Enable Advanced Searches”, which activates the other controls.
    • It changes the collection to use an indexing mechanism that allows fielded searching with ease. ( plain )
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  • 12. ‘ Design’ Search indexes :
    • Indexes specify what parts of the collection are searchable.
    • Example : We can search by Key words, Contributor, Date wise, Title etc.
    • In a collection we have to specify the link between metadata field with DC fields once
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  • 13. ‘ Design’ Cross-collection Search :
    • Greenstone can search across several different collections as though they were one. This is done by specifying a list of other collections to be searched along with the current one.
    • It will link automatically several collections when searching.
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  • 14. ‘ Design’ Browsing Classifiers :
    • The classifier can arrange the navigation bottom as per the requirement
    • Example : We can see, title, date, contributors etc. as per our requirement.
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  • 15. ‘ Design’ Browsing Classifiers : It is so simple, if we properly linked the metadata with the data field then our purpose will be solved. Tutorial for GS
  • 16. Now U R in the end of the session
    • After design “click on “ create ”. It means your new collection is ready.
    • Click on “ Build Collection ” & click on “ Preview Collection ” it’s look like…
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  • 17. See the result… Tutorial for GS Get your collection
  • 18. Tips… Tutorial for GS
    • Gather :
    • Confirm the specific file format. (Whether .htm, .pdf, .mp3, .jpg, .doc, .ppt etc.)
    • Specify the exact location, from where the data was stored.
  • 19. Tips… Tutorial for GS Enrich : Assign metadata to the files in your collection. Example : dc Title : Title of the collection dc Creator : Author, Org., Inst., etc. dc Subject & key : Only keywords dc Description : About the collection
  • 20. Tips… Tutorial for GS Enrich : dc Contributor : Only Author dc Date : Date of the collection dc Format : Format of the file dc Source : From where dc Language : Which language As per requirement we can add / delete the metadata fields.
  • 21. Tips… Tutorial for GS
    • Design :
    • Cross-Collection Search : Tick on collections for grouping search.
    • Browsing Classifiers : Select classifier to add AZ List => Argument is => metadata-dc Title, bottonname-title ( for title )
  • 22. Tips… Tutorial for GS Select classifier to add => Date List => Argument is => metadata-dc date, short dc date, bottonname-Date ( for date ) Select classifier to add => AZcompact List => Argument is => metadata-dc Contributor, bottonname-contributor’s ( for contributor “Author” ) Select classifier to add => List => metadata - dc format, short - dc format bottonname-Format ( for Format )
  • 23. The End Tutorial for GS