These fields may be used in searching the colloquia or in cross-site search, but there is no formal relation to an author’s Fedora object record or publications. This article outlines my step-by-step process, with scripts and screenshots, for extracting metadata from the Authors & Publications collection, transforming it into an RDF reconciliation service for Open Refine, extracting appropriate Colloquia metadata from Fedora, using that Open Refine service to augment the Colloquia metadata, and re-ingesting the augmented data back into Fedora.
Author names are taken from colloquia materials and not transformed into controlled forms (i.e. Because of the project’s timing, I explored methods for re-ingesting the augmented metadata in both Fedora 3 and Fedora 4 for comparative purposes.
PIDs consist of a colon-separated prefix and suffix.
The prefix may be used across a repository or vary based on collection within the repository.
When combined with the suffix, it forms a unique object identifier.
This article focuses on two of the collections, Authors & Publications and Colloquia.
At times, the metadata could be used to augment other collections but the software does not provide native support for object relationship update and augmentation.This article describes a project updating author metadata in one collection using a local reconciliation service generated from another collection’s authority records.Because the Goddard Library is on the cusp of a migration from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4, this article addresses the challenges in updating Fedora 3 and ways Fedora 4’s architecture will allow for easier updates.The first documents the publication output of authors affiliated with NASA Goddard.
It consists of two types of Fedora object, author objects and publication objects.
The collection is in the process of being back-dated to 2000, but will not extend earlier because of the challenges in gathering reliable author metadata from over 15 years ago.