Both methods are adequate to serve the purpose. The
hanlde goes with the item and not with the bistream,
so you can easily create items without bitstreams
and when the bitstreams are available you can add them
I would go for the second method that you describe
below, i.e. add the items without bistreams and when the pdfs
are available add them as well. However, in order
to do that you have to be using a new version of Dspace, (1.5, or
where in its dspace.cfg you will be able to
initially disable the "bitstream required" flag in order to add the items
and then re-enable it. That option in the
dspace.cfg file is the webui.submit.upload.required parameter,
when it is set to false, the user that will be
inserting a new item, will be given the option to skip the bitstream addition
when she/he reaches this step
in the submission process.
Later on, via the "edit item" menus in the
collection administration environment of the dspace you will be able to add the
bistream to the item.
Hope to have helped,
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:58:08 -0500
[Dspace-general] Import metadata without items
text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
I crosslisted this in
both general and technical as I don't know which
it really belongs
We are planning to develop a Dspace repository for our
publications. Initially, all we will have is the metadata.
The plan is
to use grad assistants to acquire pdfs and research
the rights for each
article or object and add these to the repository.
The metadata is to
be extracted from several databases and
imjested into Dspace so we at
least have a complete bibliography in
Should a standard pdf, e.g., "No pdf available at this time"
be added as
the bitstream object at time of creation so a handle can be
reserved or should the metadata be imported with no object and
object and handle be created when the object becomes available?
there another way to handle this situation?
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