Archive for January, 2008

Workshop Map Started

admin. Thursday, January 24th, 2008.

We have just started the Greenstone Workshop Map, which shows the locations of all the Greenstone workshops and tutorials which have been conducted around the world.

Each workshop and tutorial is annotated with the city and country it was held in, the name of the conference it was part of, the date it was held, the university or other establishment which hosted it, and the person or people who conducted it. Just click on a placemark to view its metadata.

The map uses Google Maps, which provides a familiar interface for panning and zooming. We invite you to take a look!

Note: The map is for past events. Future workshops and tutorials appear on the Greenstone calendar, not the map.

OAI Visualisation Tool online

Dave Nichols. Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008.

A prototype OAI metadata analysis tool – producing statistics and visualisations of repository metadata – is now online.

Usage notes:

  • when clicking on the links of the left of the visualisation
    you may need to configure your browser to allow popups from
  • producing the analysis report does take some time (e.g. the whole of IDEALS at Illinois takes about 20-25 minutes) – so, initially, we suggest using the max records option to limit the number of items processed

There also is a short feedback survey where you can add comments and suggestions for new features.