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Rosetta Walkthrough (METS)


Getting Ready

Getting Ready

To begin, you will need to create an XML file.

To do this there are several steps to take:

  • Gathering of files to be ingested
  • The metadata for the files into a single file, this can be an Excel, text, or CSV file.
  • Set up Excel for XML

Gathering files

Any collection of files that are determined to be uploaded into Rosetta need to be collected into a singular folder per batch. A batch is any number of files with acceptable file formats determined by Rosetta's list, such as .tif, .pdf, jpg, etc.

Metadata file

Inside the same folder there needs to be a metadata file. The metadata file consists of fields such as title, author, and date, to name a few. This file will contain any number of said fields to correspond with the number of items that will be ingested.

Excel for XML

  1. Open Microsoft Excel
  2. Click on the File tab
  3. Click on Options
  4. In the left-hand menu, click on Customize Ribbon
  5. In the right-hand list, check the box next to Developer. Click OK and now you can see the Developer tab at the top of Excel