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

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Brian Zelip <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 22:24:22 -0600

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Not metadata, but still pretty fun - http://meettheipsums.com - some
curated ipsums.


Brian Zelip

---
Graduate Assistant
Scholarly Commons, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Pottinger, Hardy J. <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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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