HOWTO: DSpace Batch Import

About a year ago we ran into the problem where a department wanted to ingest content into our repository using a batch ingest format from their internal database system. My initial thought was to pull the page out of the DSpace manual that covers the batch import and ┬áhand that over to them so they can build ┬átheir import. Turns out, that page doesn’t exist. All the DSpace manual will tell you how to do is the syntax the ./import command uses to run the batch import. If you want to find out how to build a DSpace import the only place you can look is at the Java source to piece it together.

Obviously this isn’t going to work for another department, so I created a simple one page hand out (print in duplex) to give someone who needs to create an import. I think this is still a good resource, so even if I wrote it over a year ago I wanted to publish it on my blog.

DSpace Batch Import Format


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