What is Greenstone Digital Library and Tips for Development


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What is Greenstone Digital Library and Tips for Development

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