When we are digitizing a bunch of tiny collections, we can save a tremendous amount of time by combining the tiny collections together (see Combo Collections).
In order to generate the latter, whoever sets up this content needs to create a spreadsheet for all the collection information, which will then be exported into tab-delimited UTF8 for transition into separate collection xml files.
The column headings in this spreadsheet correspond to the fields in the collection xml files:
There should be a row of information for each collection, taken primarily from the Selection spreadsheet Queue (S:\Digital Projects\Organization\Digital_Program\Selection.xlsx. ).
A copy of a blank comboColl.xlsx file can be found in S:\Digital Projects\Organization\Digital_Program\comboColl.xlsx. Copy and use this to generate yours!
Currently in our workflow, the makeJpegs script will split out this export into multiple xml files, and will also split out the metadata spreadsheets and logs from the combo files in which they are combined.