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[EP-tech] Re: EPrints Import Question



Hi George,


Just to add, your plan is one I've successfully put in to action many times.


There are some flags to set for bin/import to allow this, --migration being a good catchall


Cheers,


Rory



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From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk <eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of George Mamalakis <mamalos at eng.auth.gr>
Sent: 23 July 2015 09:35
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: EPrints Import Question

Adam,

Couldn't Greg create an EPrints XML file (by scripting in his favourite language) and use the EPrints import plugin (XML) to achieve the same result? Of course the files should be placed in the appropriate directory, pointed by the XML file. I'm asking that because that's what I'm planning to do when migrating 10K+ records along with their files from my old DSpace repository, using a python script. If not, I'll be the next with the same problem, and don't take it as a motive to answer "NO" :):):).

On 23/07/2015 11:19 ??, Adam Field wrote:
I generally script this kind of thing using the EPrints API, but id does have to be run on the command line of the server.  I've done this quite a few times -- here's an example of one I did a couple of years ago:

   https://github.com/gobfrey/langsnap_eprints/blob/master/import_data.pl#L58

...lines 58 to 84 is the process of creating an eprint and attaching a file to it.

If you code, or have access to someone who codes, it's straightforwards.  I'd be very happy to trade advice, code fragments and information for documentation on the EPrints wiki for the next person with this problem.

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On 22 Jul 2015, at 22:52, Greg Whitney <greg.whitney at polymtl.ca<mailto:greg.whitney at polymtl.ca>> wrote:


Hello,



At Polytechnique Montreal Library, we are investigating the possibility of doing some retrospective scanning of our printed theses collection.  I know that it is possible to load  "bibliographic" records into EPrints, but is it also possible to batch import the PDF files themselves ??



Thanks!





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