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Re: Lorem Ipsum metadata? Is there such a thing?

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"Pottinger, Hardy J." <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 03:14:05 +0000

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Well it's not a web service, but it does make lots of fake metadata for batch loading into DSpace. I will just leave this here:

https://github.com/hardyoyo/random_dspace_batch_metadata

Thanks for the lead on the Faker gem! This was a fun diversion. I especially like the titles this script mints. :-)

A possible improvement would be to randomly reuse author names, so author facets have more than one item. I'll do that if I ever have to test author facets.

--Hardy

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 9, 2013, at 7:36 PM, "Roy Tennant" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

I ask you, would you want to work all day sitting on top of a huge pile of
radioactive MARC records? I sure wouldn't...
Roy


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Bill Dueber <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

The sad thing is that the Library of Congress spent billions of dollars of
taxpayer money building a safe storage facility in the stable caves under
Dublin, OH, but now no one will let them bury them there.


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM, Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

I can't help wondering what the half-life of a radioactive MARC record
is.
My guess is it is either really, really short or really, really long. ;-)
Roy


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Peter Binkley <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

Years ago Bill Moen had a set of "radioactive" MARC records with unique
tokens in all fields, to test Z39.50 retrieval. I don't know whether
they
were ever released anywhere, but I see the specs are here:

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111015/m1/1/

Peter


Peter Binkley
Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian
Information Technology Services
[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

2-10K Cameron Library
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2J8

phone 780-492-3743
fax 780-492-9243


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Joshua Welker <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
wrote:

I checked out the Eclipse option and was not able to get much use out
of
it.
Maybe someone else will have better luck? It doesn't seem to align
very
well
with a library use case.

Josh Welker


-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of
Ben
Companjen
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 11:14 AM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Lorem Ipsum metadata? Is there such a thing?

Hi Josh,

Before you start coding:



http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17106/how-to-generate-sample-xml-documen
ts-from-their-dtd-or-xsd suggests that Eclipse can generate XML from
an
DTD
or XSD file. First try with the EAC XSD shows I need to try other
options,
but it's promising.

(It's still an interesting problem to try to tackle yourself, of
course.)

Ben

On 09-12-13 17:59, "Joshua Welker" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

It's hard-coded to generate the specific elements. But your way
sounds
a lot cleaner, so I might try to do that instead :) It will be more
difficult initially but much easier once I start implementing other
metadata formats.

Josh Welker


-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf
Of
Ben Companjen
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 10:52 AM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Lorem Ipsum metadata? Is there such a thing?

Cool!
My first thought on this topic was: give the program an XML schema,
and
generate possible documents with the correct datatypes etc.
(Something
like that must exist somewhere, right?) Does it happen to work
anything
like that, or is it hardcoded to generate these specific elements?

Ben

On 09-12-13 17:27, "Joshua Welker" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

Challenge accepted.

http://library.ucmo.edu/dev/metadata-generator.php

Obviously in the prototype phase, but it works. Only MODS is
available
for now, and you can only select top-level elements (all child
elements of the top-level selections will be auto-generated). I
will
try to expand it to more than just MODS. Admittedly, I know very
little about METS, so I will need some assistance if I am going to
make
one of those.

I'll eventually host this somewhere else once it's done, so don't
bookmark it.

Josh Welker
Information Technology Librarian
James C. Kirkpatrick Library
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
JCKL 2260
660.543.8022

-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf
Of Kevin S. Clarke
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2013 12:26 PM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Lorem Ipsum metadata? Is there such a
thing?

When I first read this, I was imagining not having to give it your
metadata but native support for most of our commonly used metadata
records... so the interface is: "Give me 100 MODS records" and it
spits that out... You could get fancy and say, "Give me X number of
METS records that wrap TIFFs and JPGs and that uses MODS, etc."
That's not as trivial as hooking into an lorem ipsum machine, but
it'd
be pretty cool, imho.

Kevin


On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 11:51 PM, Pottinger, Hardy J. <
[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

Hi, I asked this on Google Plus earlier today, but I figured I'd
better take this question here: my brain is trying to tell me
that
there's a service or app that makes "fake" metadata, kind of like
"Lorem Ipsum" but you feed it your fields and it gives you
nonsense
metadata back. But, it looks right enough for testing.
Yesterday, I
had to make up about 50 rows of fake metadata to test some code
that
handles paging in a UI, and I had to make it all up by hand. This
hurts my soul. Someone please tell me such a service exists, and
link me to it, so I never have to do this again. Or else, I may
just
make such a service, to save us all. But I don't want to go
coding
some new service if it already exists, because that sort of thing
is
for chumps.


--
HARDY POTTINGER <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> University of
Missouri
Library Systems http://lso.umsystem.edu/~pottingerhj/
https://MOspace.umsystem.edu/
"Making things that are beautiful is real fun." --Lou Reed








--
Bill Dueber
Library Systems Programmer
University of Michigan Library

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