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#NIU Metadata Creation and Remediation

This repository contains scripts, stylesheets, and ingest forms developed by Technical Services at NIU to make metadata creation and remediation easier in Islandora and DSpace. The NIU Data Dictionary, our metadata quality control workflow, and project specifications are also included.

add_edition_uri.py was written specifically for the dime novel collection. It will read edition URIs from a CSV, retrieve data about the issues from Solr, and add edition URIs to the RELS-EXT of matching objects.

add_pid_location.py is executed after ingest to add mods:url with the pid to each object in a particular collection.

apply_xsl.py is equivalent to a batch edit and will apply an XSL transformation to the MODS datastream of every object in a collection. This is useful when a problem is identified after ingest with all of the records in a collection.

dime_novel_transform.py is used to convert MARC records (.mrc) into MODS for the dime novel collection. It does some limited string-to-URI reconciliation with LCNAF and LCSH and also extracts structured dates in w3cdt from 500 notes. Catalogers run the script on a batch of MARC records and are prompted to approve URIs or to submit alternatives. This script contains versions of retrieve_name_uris.py (which also fetches from VIAF and Wikipedia), retrieve_subject_uris.py and structured_dates.py.

transform.py was the original script used to transform records with local stylesheets, using fcrepo. This required a bit of string encoding/decoding. eul-fedora is now used instead (see apply_xsl.py above).

undo_last.py is used when a mistake is made with a batch edit, typically after running appy_xsl.py. It reverts the MODS datastream to the previous version.

solr_query.py is useful for quickly pulling out data from the index into a CSV file. This makes it easier to generate reports and to quickly identify recurring problems.

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