CSV/Batch Import with IIIF image links?


#1

We need to import a large set of items that have IIIF images hosted on our IIIF server. Any way to do this in batch rather than going through every item and adding the IIIF link?

I looked into adding it directly to the DB but there are other fields there that would need to be set.


#2

You can try Csv Import Plus, that allows to update elements and non standard fields, as long as each record has a unique identifier.


#3

I have gone through all of the documentation on this and run many tests.

The IIIF plugin updates a series of “files” fields in the DB when you pass in the URL of the json file. With CSV Import plus I was not able to update these fields.

I need to import 900+ items so doing this by hand is not ideal.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


#4

Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I’m attempting to do exactly the same thing and appear to be encountering the same issues.


#5

We ended up doing it all manually. I made some code changes to the IIIF plugin to allow us to enter only the ID of the image (which was the same as the record ID). You can make updates to the DB directly but for the number of records we had I didn’t think it was worth the time.