This page covers the process of adding new objects to Credo, starting from the point when scanning and metadata is complete. Before we outline the process, here are some general tips:
There is a script used for preparing metadata for ingest that lives on r:/credo/metadata/utilities/mods/mods called mods.exe. It is easiest if you put a ticket into Systems to have this script moved to a folder in your PATH. They will know what this means. Unfortunately, this can only be done by someone with admin privileges to your computer.
This script can do a whole bunch of mildly useful things but for the purpose of preparing metadata, it:
The script must be run on every item before it is ingested into Credo. It's also probably wise to run again if items have been edited.
To prepare a batch of files for ingest you will need to run two separate commands:
$ mods -c [folder]
This will check all files in a specified folder for errors. If the script returns to the prompt without displaying any information, the files in the folder are ok.
$ mods -Iwu [folder]
This will add the IDs and URLs to the MODS records. Once both of these commands have been run, the files are ready for Credo.
Once the files are prepared, they need to be uploaded to Credo.
credo.library.umass.edu, the username is fedora, and Aaron R. will give you the password.
It's generally easiest to drag actual metadata files into the ingest folder but it's worth knowing that the ingest process doesn't care, as long as there is a file with the object PID and the extension '.xml'. The file can be empty or something completely different. Credo trivia!