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Compound Objects

Compound objects are two or more files bound together with an XML structure. CONTENTdm supports four compound objects types: documents, monographs, picture cubes, and postcards.

When compound objects are added to a project in the Project Client, they are added to the project spreadsheet like other items. You can open them in separate tabs to edit and preview before uploading to the pending queue.

Learn about:

  1. Adding a Compound Object
  2. Adding Multiple Compound Objects
  3. Uploading Compound Objects
  4. Web-based Compound Object Creation
  5. Editing Compound Objects

You can import one compound object at a time, if you only have one or two compound objects. Or, you can import multiple compound objects. The following guide helps you to understand when to use which method.

Project Client Compound Object Wizard

When to use:

  • Add one item at a time to the Add list. Then, add all compound objects in the Add list at one time to the Project Spreadsheet. Tab-delimited text files are optional.

  • If you are using tab-delimited text files with identical field mapping. The wizard leads you through the steps necessary for creating compound objects.

  • Ideal if you are importing only a few compound objects and want to process them all at once. Tab-delimited text files are optional.

Requirements:

  • Can be used with or without tab-delimited text files.

  • All files making up the compound object must be in one directory.

Project Client Using Compound Object Wizard for Multiple Compound Objects

When to use:

  • Import one item at a time to the Add list. Then, upload all compound objects in the Add list at once. Tab-delimited text files are optional.

  • If you are using tab-delimited text files with identical field mapping. The wizard leads you through the steps necessary for creating compound objects.

  • Ideal if you are importing only a few compound objects and want to process them all at once. Import one compound object at a time to the CONTENTdm server. Tab-delimited text files are optional.

Requirements:

  • Can be used with or without tab-delimited text files.

  • All files making up the compound object must be in one directory.

Project Client Multiple Compound Object Wizard Using Directory Structure

When to use:

  • Use if you have separate directories for each compound object with each directory containing a tab-delimited text file containing both compound object and page-level metadata.

  • Use if you have many compound objects with page-level metadata to import and already have compound objects in separate directories.

  • Ideal if your third-party scanning vendor delivers files in this format.

Requirements:

  • Each compound object must be in a separate directory.

  • Each compound object subdirectory contains at least a scans directory and a tab-delimited text file.

Project Client Multiple Compound Object Wizard Using Object List

When to use:

  • Use if you have one text file that lists all the compound objects to add. The tab-delimited file lists compound object-level metadata. You do not have page-level metadata to add.

  • Ideal to use if you have collections with compound objects that do not require page-level metadata.

Requirements:

  • One tab-delimited text file must list all the different compound objects to add.

  • Each compound object must be in a separate directory named with the title listed in the tab-delimited file.

Web-based Compound Object Creator

When to use:

  • Use if you have only one or two compound objects to create and do not have ready access to a Project Client.

Requirements:

  • All items to be incorporated into the compound object must already exist in the collection.


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