Adding Transcription Content

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1) For a new collection (one not yet in omeka), you need to create a collection in the administrative interface, or in the transcribe.omeka_collections table. Verify the collection id number assigned (auto-incrementally) by the software in this database table. You'll need to enter it as the first variable in the loadDbase script.

For an existing collection, look in the transcribe.omeka_collections table to obtain the id for this collection. This is NOT the same as our collection identifier.


2) change directory to /srv/scripts/transcripts/omeka/

3) empty the metadata and images directories

4) run: getContent {collnum} {boxnum}

for example: getContent u0003_0000581 687 This will collect the _2048 sized images and item-level metadata from /srv/www/htdocs/content for the identified content.

Images go into the ./images directory, and metadata in the ./metadata directory.

Note that if the box number in the metadata is incorrect, that item will not be selected.

5) run: remove2048

This renames the images in the ./images directory to take the "_2048" out of the file name

6) run: makeDer

This creates derivatives and dumps them into the respective directories in /srv/www/transcribe/archive:

  1. files/ (original image)
  2. fullsize/ (800 pixels on the long side)
  3. square_thumbnails/ (200 pixels on each side)
  4. thumbnails/ (200 pixels on the long side)

7) run: `loadDbase num` where `num` is the collection id number assigned by the database in step 1. Later versions of this software should pull the collection names and IDs from the database and give you a selection from which to choose.

In short, loadDbase pulls metadata out of the MODS files and creates the entries in the Omeka database. More detailed information is available in /srv/scripts/transcripts/omeka/dothis

8) modify the header of documentIt to identify the collections and boxes added. Then run it: `documentIt` to add the record of what we're transcribing to the InfoTrack database.

Jlderidder 14:17, 4 April 2012 (CDT)