Yes, I think structure-builder is guilty as charged on all counts, just wanted to make sure you were aware of it.


On Jan 5, 2013, at 7:28 AM, Mark Ehle wrote:

Oops - make that 3. It would be handy to export an existing structure. 

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 7:18 AM, Mark Ehle <> wrote:
Richard - yup, I am using structure-builder. I might be wrong, but I think it has two shortcomings:

1) It won't allow you to build a structure under an existing collection. I am having to build a top-level community, and then use community-filiator to move it under where I want.


2) It won't let you build a collection by itself. It would be handy (for me anyway) to make an structure xml file of just a collection and then use a command to slot it under an existing community.

Like I posted before, I am able to use an empty METS package file (a zip with just mets.xml in it) and by using the packager command, I can create an empty collection under where I want it to go. It's a few extra steps, but it works. However, I have not found a way to script the creation of a sub-community without having to move it after it's creation.



On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 11:12 PM, Richard Rodgers <> wrote:
Hi Mark:

Have you looked at StructBuilder, command-line tool used to create Communities & Collections from XML files:

Not sure if this fits your needs, but might be worth examining,

Hope this helps,

Richard R

On Jan 4, 2013, at 8:00 PM, Mark Ehle wrote:

Folks -

I need a way to create an empty collection from the command line. We are automating the ingestion of newspaper PDF's and the structure-build command will allow me to do everything I need except create a collection by itself in a separate step. The community that the collection belongs to will already be established.

I'm using Dspace 3.0 on Ubuntu 12.10 server.

Any ideas?

Thanks again!

Mark Ehle
Computer Support Librarian
Willard Library
Battle Creek, MI
Master Visual Studio, SharePoint, SQL, ASP.NET, C# 2012, HTML5, CSS,
MVC, Windows 8 Apps, JavaScript and much more. Keep your skills current
with LearnDevNow - 3,200 step-by-step video tutorials by Microsoft
MVPs and experts. SALE $99.99 this month only -- learn more at:
DSpace-tech mailing list
List Etiquette: