Hi Edward,

That should be easy enough.  The XML is more or less flat.  A simple XSLT
stylesheet should suffice in this case.  A tricky part might be with
repeatable elements.  You may have to concatenate repeatable elements like
<subjects> into a single string separated by a pipe '|' or something.  I'm
not familiar enough with ContentDM's import methods to know for certain.


On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Edward Iglesias
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Trying to move from eprints to ContentDM.  I was able to export the
> metadata easily enough but now have a file that looks like this:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
> <eprintsdata xmlns="">
>  <record>
>    <field name="eprintid">1</field>
>    <field name="userid">1</field>
>    <field name="dir">disk0/00/00/00/01</field>
>    <field name="datestamp">2003-02-07</field>
>    <field name="type">thesis</field>
>    <field name="succeeds"></field>
>    <field name="commentary"></field>
>    <field name="replacedby"></field>
>    <field name="abstract">Alcohol affects individuals physically,
> mentally, and emotionally. Little work has been done to investigate a
> possible link between alcoholism and anger.&#xD;
>     The purpose of this research study was an attempt to determine if
> alcohol dependence had an effect on the amount of anger an individual
> reported and&#xD;
>     the ways an individual expresses his or her anger. The researched
> was gathered from 20 alcohol dependent individuals at Alliance
> Treatment Center&#xD;
>     (ATC). Anger was measured in alcohol dependent individuals using
> one survey containing two separate instruments; (a) The State-Trait
> Anger&#xD;
>     Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2), and (b) the Anger Disorder
> Scale. All participants completed the anger survey upon admission
> (pre-detoxification)&#xD;
>     and again, 4-6 days later, upon discharge (post-detoxification).
> This research study examined subscales, comparing pre-detoxification
> to&#xD;
>     post-detoxification anger scores for each participant. The mean
> scores were compared among 20 participants, both male and female. Data
> collected&#xD;
>     from ATC revealed only one significant finding; this was found in
> a subscale of the STAXI-2 measure. This provides information to
> conclude alcohol&#xD;
>     dependence may have an effect on how individuals control their
> expression of angry feelings. There were no significant differences
> detected on any of&#xD;
>     the other STAXI-2 scales. This means that there was little to no
> difference in how an individual perceives the intensity of current
> feelings, and the&#xD;
>     perceived verbal and physical expression of anger, following
> detoxification. The ADS was the second measure used in this research
> study. In&#xD;
>     comparing the pre to post detoxification scores, this measure
> provided no significant findings. Therefore, there were little to no
> differences in how&#xD;
>     participants viewed their problems with or without the influence
> of alcohol. This study was breaking new ground, a repetition of this
> study, with minor&#xD;
>     modifications, could provide valuable results for those studying
> alcohol dependence and anger. </field>
>    <field name="altloc">
>    <field name="altloc">
>    <field name="authors" id=""><part name="given">Sarah
> J.</part><part name="family">Colella</part></field>
>    <field name="chapter"></field>
>    <field name="commref"></field>
>    <field name="confdates"></field>
>    <field name="conference"></field>
>    <field name="confloc"></field>
>    <field name="department">Department of Criminology and Criminal
> Justice</field>
>    <field name="institution">Central Connecticut State University</field>
>    <field name="ispublished">unpub</field>
>    <field name="keywords">CCSU Thesis</field>
>    <field name="month">jul</field>
>    <field name="note">The author grants to Central Connecticut State
> University or its agents the right to archive and display their thesis
> or dissertation in whole or in part in&#xD;
>     the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter
> known. The author retains all proprietary rights, such as patent
> rights. The author also&#xD;
>     retains the right to use in future works (such as articles or
> books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation. &#xD;
> &#xD;
>     Use or inclusion of any portion of this ETD in a work intended
> for commercial use will require clearance by the copyright owner.
> </field>
>    <field name="number"></field>
>    <field name="pages"></field>
>    <field name="pubdom">FALSE</field>
>    <field name="publication"></field>
>    <field name="publisher"></field>
>    <field name="refereed">FALSE</field>
>    <field name="referencetext"></field>
>    <field name="reportno"></field>
>    <field name="series"></field>
>    <field name="subjects">HM</field>
>    <field name="subjects">HV</field>
>    <field name="subjects">HN</field>
>    <field name="subjects">HQ</field>
>    <field name="thesistype">Masters Thesis</field>
>    <field name="title">The Relationship Between Alcoholism and
> Anger</field>
>    <field name="volume"></field>
>    <field name="year">2002</field>
>    <field name="suggestions"></field>
>  </record>
> Edward Iglesias
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi Edward,
> >
> > The probability of transforming Dublin Core or any other XML standard
> into
> > tab delimited text is dependent upon how "database-like" the source XML
> is.
> > If your Dublin Core files have a lot of hierarchical/nested content,
> you're
> > going to have some problems migrating it into a simple tab delimited text
> > file.  Are you attempting to migrate Dublin Core into a database or
> > something?
> >
> > Ethan Gruber
> > University of Virginia Library
> >
> > On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Edward Iglesias
> > <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> >
> >> Hello there.  Does anyone have an xslt stylesheet or know of a tool
> >> that can transform dublin core xml into tab delimited text?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >>
> >> Edward Iglesias
> >>
> >