[EP-tech] Re: Best way to import local (or remote) files through EPrints' XML file

George Mamalakis mamalos at eng.auth.gr
Tue Sep 22 15:22:18 BST 2015

Hi John,

Nice idea with the file-url. I'll try it and see if it works!


On 22/09/2015 05:06 μμ, John Salter wrote:
> Hi George,
> I think this: http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Import_From_URL is still valid - if your folder is copied onto the EPrints server, you can use a 'file' url:
> <files>
>            <file>
>                  <filename>stuff.txt</filename>
>                  <url>file:///home/data/dspace/123/stuff.txt</url>
>            </file>
> <files>
> I'm not sure exactly which bits of metadata are required - e.g. whether EPrints will calculate the filesize if you don’t specify it, and whether it will work out the mime-type.
> Cheers,
> John
> -----Original Message-----
> From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of George Mamalakis
> Sent: 22 September 2015 14:41
> To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> Subject: [EP-tech] Best way to import local (or remote) files through EPrints' XML file
> Hi everybody!
> I'm very close to finishing my EPrints configuration + migration from
> DSpace. The main thing that remains to be done, is the data migration part.
> I've written a python script that generates an EPrints XML file based on
> a DSpace csv file, that I'll upload to EPrints Wiki when it'll be done.
> In order to complete it, I need to add the file, and I am not aware as
> to what syntax I should use. I have a local folder whose subfolders
> contain all DSPace files, where each subfolder name is the record id.
> Therefore, my folder structure is somewhat like this:
> /home/data/dspace/{record_id}
> where {record_id} is the DSpace id of the specific record. What are the
> minimum XML attributes that have to be added in my XML file in order for
> EPrints to import the files? And how would an example XML entry look
> like based on our example folder structure?
> Thanks all in advance!

George Mamalakis

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