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Repurposing of metadata from a spreadsheet format to individual XML files for ingestion into DSpace

Davies, JE (2012) Repurposing of metadata from a spreadsheet format to individual XML files for ingestion into DSpace. Technical Report CS12-02-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

Whilst, storing intellectual content digitally has become a very important every day aspect of our lives, many people wish for a more effective and efficient way to manage this process. This paper looks at an example of this at UCT, creating a tool which improves the workflow of uploading digital assets into an intellectual repository. This tool allows users to input metadata in the simplest form (a spreadsheet), and converts it to individual XML files for each record. The spreadsheet is designed to make the entering of the data easier and the converter application successfully creates metadata files that can be ingested into DSpace (an example of an intellectual repository).

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Metadata, XML files, spreadsheets, DSpace
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.4 INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
H Information Systems: H.3 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
ID Code:767
Deposited By:Davies, Jessica Elizabeth
Deposited On:24 Febuary 2012