The following presentation outlines an approach that I took to bulk ingest.

This approach describes a set of tools for building DSpace ingest folders on the desktop and then using the DSpace Item Import utility to perform the ingest on the server.

If this looks useful to you, I will be glad to answer any questions that you have.


On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM, helix84 <> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Hrafn H. Malmquist
<> wrote:
> Im running a DSpace 3.1 server where I intend to run batch imports of hundreds of files. I have the files, mostly PDFs but no metadata available.

Hi Hrafn,

I'm afraid DSpace isn't particularly good at importing only bitstreams
(OTOH, it's very good at importing only metadata). Apart from Emilio's
suggestion to use the submission process with a curation task which is
in my opinion very tiresome, I'd recommend preparing a minimal set of
metadata in a CSV file instead and creating the metadata-only items
that way (using Batch Editing Tool as described in the FAQ).
Afterwards it's much less clicking to upload bitstreams to existing
items than to go through the submission process. There is a downside -
no automatic extraction of metadata. However, in my experience, most
PDF metadata is bad anyway, so unless you have a single source that
fills them in, you're not missing much.


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