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10<td width="15%" align="center"><img width="45" src="../gatherer_medium.gif" height="45"></td><td width="*" align="center"><a name="importingpreviouslyassignedmetadata"><font size="5" face="Verdana"><strong>6.8: Importing Previously Assigned Metadata</strong></font></a></td><td width="15%" align="center"><img width="45" src="../gatherer_medium.gif" height="45"></td>
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14This section describes how to import previously assigned metadata,
15and install parsers to handle various metadata types.
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20              Contents
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28<td colspan="3"><a href="#simple">Simple Instructions:</a></td>
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33            While adding files
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45<img width="20" src="../gatherer_small.gif" height="20"><a name="simple"> Simple Instructions:</a>
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47If metadata in a form recognized by the Librarian Interface has been previously
48assigned to a file -- for example, when you choose documents from an existing
49Greenstone collection -- it is imported automatically when you add the file.
50To do this, the metadata must be mapped to the metadata sets available in the
51collection.
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53The Librarian Interface prompts for the necessary information.  The prompt
54gives brief instructions and then shows the name of the metadata element that
55is being imported, just as it appears in the source file.  This field cannot be
56edited or changed.  Next you choose what metadata set the new element should map
57to, and then the appropriate metadata element in that set.  The system
58automatically selects the closest match, in terms of set and element, for the
59new metadata.
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61Having checked the mapping, you can choose "Add" to add the new metadata
62element to the chosen metadata set.  (This is only enabled if there is no
63element of the same name within the chosen set.) "Merge" maps the new element
64to the one chosen by the user.  Finally, "Ignore" does not import any metadata
65with this element name.
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67Once you have specified how to import a certain piece of metadata, the mapping
68information is retained for the collection's lifetime.  To correct any mistakes
69during importing, use the metadata set editor described in <a href="editingmetadatasets.htm#editingmetadatasets">Editing Metadata Sets</a>.
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71For details on the metadata.xml files which Greenstone uses to store the metadata, see Chapter 2 of the Greenstone
72Developer's Guide -- Getting the most out of your documents.
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