It’s high-time this was posted to my blog, but the canonical copy of this document can be found in smb://Storage/LIBRARY/mcfatem/DG-Book-Ingest-Workflow.md.
Valid Book Datastream Structure
I want to begin here by showing what I see as a “proper” working book datastream structure in Digital.Grinnell. The image below is a screen grab of the datastreams from the Grinnell College Yearbook 1961, DG object grinnell:23749:
Creating a Valid Book Structure
One of the biggest problems I have encountered with ingest of books is uploading very large multi-page PDFs. Fortunately, I’ve crafted the following procedure for working around that limitation.
On the host workstation (DGDocker1 in the case of Digital.Grinnell) open a command terminal and…
Mount the .pdf file(s) representing the book(s) into the host’s /mnt/storage folder using something like:
sudo mount -t cifs -o username=mcfatem //storage.grinnell.edu/MEDIADB/DGIngest /mnt/storage
Find or create an empty book.pdf file on the host using something like:
Open a browser from your local workstation and…