Some questions. We have multiple booklets of cartoon images from one of our contributors. The contributor has created individual jpgs of each cartoon image in the booklet (one per page, so that’s easy enough) and then added metadata to each (i.e., creator, date, tags, etc). Typically we upload a whole booklet as a single item with multiple files attached, but we have never added metadata to individual files; so basically it’s just one booklet with top-level metadata, and nothing for individual files… In this case, however, it would make more sense to have that individual file metadata be accessed as well. In other words, you could go to item, page through it, or click on an individual file within it and then get the metadata for that particular file.
I was thinking of doing the following:
- We currently use fotorama to display all individual files together in a booklet, which looks nice. Would like to keep that.
- Each file that one pages through can then also be clicked on to display its individual metadata – probably linked to another page, not as a pop-up.
- Import the metadata from the contributor (about 1,000 files in total), probably using CSVImport+ (?)
- Since each page won’t be an individual item in the database, would one still be able to search the metadata on these files? This is kind of important - the images have different creators, titles, tags etc.
- How difficult is it when importing to map metadata for all files within an item? How would I set up the csv for that?
Or if anyone else is handling a similar issue with books/booklets and multiple files with metadata, would like to hear what you’re doing to handle it.