The aim of this tutorial is to get you familiar with Metadata, Electronic Document Management and the Digital Library. You can attempt these in your assigned tut/lab time, or at a time convenient to you. You are encouraged to discuss the questions, and solutions to them, with your fellow students. Sample solutions, or leads to solutions, will be provided at a later date. You are also strongly encouraged to initiate discussions on the newsgroup teach.comp3410.talk if you get stuck. You can also send email to email@example.com. A reply will either be sent to you, or will be posted to the newsgroup (if the same question is asked by many students). Any feedback is always welcome.
You can use the Mozilla browser to view Metadata and XML material. You need to log on to challender for this to work. For both browsers, set the HTTP proxy (in manual mode) to wwwcache.anu.edu.au with the port number being 80.
Write a Dublin Core metadata description with HTML 4.0 Meta-tags for the for a document that stores the following information:
URL: http: //www.naa.gov.au/recordkeeping/gov_online/agls/summary.html
Creator: National Archives of Australia
Rights: Copyright © Commonwealth of Australia 2000
Title: Australian Government Locator Service (AGLS) introduction
Subject: information management; information retrieval; business records
Description: This page provides access to information about AGLS, including the AGLS manual and advice on implementing AGLS for Commonwealth agencies.
Use DSTC's Reggie metadata tool to create AGLS metadata for the above. Add at least one AGLS qualifier (such as a Scheme) to refine the semantics of the element set. Save the metadata in both HTML 4.0 and RDF formats.
Compare the metadata generated with that in the actual document URL: http: //www.naa.gov.au/recordkeeping/gov_online/agls/summary.html
Correct the syntax error in "App. 5.1: BEP Metadata Elements in HTML 4.0" of the Business Entry Point's Metadata Specification.
Write an order in EDIFACT XML format for the following using the supplied DTD: Message: 128576 Date: 12 September 1998 ContractNo: 652744 Line = 112 Buyer (EAN): 5012345678900 Supplier (EAN): 6012345678900 Carrier: 7012345678900 DeliverTo: The SGML Centre Address: 29 Oldbury Orchard Churchdown Glos. GL3 2PU Item: ID: 8012345678900 Quantity: 90 on 12 October 1998 Quantity: 60 on 15 October 1998 ItemID: 9012345678900 Description: Readi-Mixed Cement, Grade 2 Quantity 900 KGM"
The document type definition for this message is:
<!-- XML DTD for Simple EDI Orders --> <!-- XML Document Type Definition created by The SGML Centre Generated: September 1998 --> <!-- Note: Attributes with FIXED values should not be used in messages. Such attributes are provided in the DTD simply to record the mapping between XML and EDIFACT versions of orders. --> <!ELEMENT Order (MessageID, Date+, RefersTo*, Buyer, Supplier, OtherParty+, Item+) > <!ATTLIST Order xmlns CDATA #FIXED "http://www.e-centre.org.uk/SIMPL-EDI/" xmlns:UN-EDIFACT CDATA #FIXED "http://www.un.org/edifact/D96A/" UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "UNH" SequenceNo CDATA #IMPLIED UN-ID CDATA #FIXED "ORDERS:D:96A:UN:SIMP01"> <!ELEMENT MessageID (#PCDATA) > <!ATTLIST MessageID UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "BGM" MessageType (Order|Deliver| Despatch|Movement| Produce|Process| Treatment) "Order" Agency CDATA #FIXED "GB, Article Number Association (UK) Ltd" Constraints CDATA #FIXED "an..35" > <!ELEMENT Date (#PCDATA) > <!ATTLIST Date UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "DTM" Of (Document|Delivery| Original|Future| Unfulfilled) "Document" Format (Date|Period) "Date" MaxOccurs CDATA #FIXED "3" Constraints CDATA #FIXED "an..35" > <!ELEMENT RefersTo EMPTY > <!ATTLIST RefersTo UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "RFF" DocType (ContractNo|RefNo| ArticleNo|PriceList| PriceListVersion| BuyersCatalogueNo| SendersCatalogueNo| ReceiversNo| InstructionsDocNo| FileVersion| FileLineID| DespatchNote| SuppliersOrderNo| BuyersOrderNo| BlanketOrderNo) #REQUIRED DocID CDATA #REQUIRED Line CDATA #IMPLIED MaxOccurs CDATA #FIXED "10" > <!ELEMENT Buyer (EAN, Name?, AddressLine*) > <!ATTLIST Buyer UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "NAD" Role (BY) #FIXED "BY" Agency CDATA #FIXED "EAN" > <!ELEMENT Supplier (EAN, Name?, AddressLine*) > <!ATTLIST Supplier UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "NAD" Role (SU) #FIXED "SU" Agency CDATA #FIXED "EAN" > <!ELEMENT OtherParty ((EAN, Name?, AddressLine*)| (Name, AddressLine+)) > <!ATTLIST OtherParty UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "NAD" Role (Carrier|ShipFrom| DeliverTo|Invoicee) #REQUIRED Agency CDATA #FIXED "EAN" MaxOccurs CDATA #FIXED "97" > <!ELEMENT EAN (#PCDATA) > <!ATTLIST EAN Constraints CDATA #FIXED "an..35" > <!ELEMENT Name (#PCDATA) > <!ATTLIST Name Constraints CDATA #FIXED "an..35" > <!ELEMENT AddressLine (#PCDATA) > <!ATTLIST AddressLine Constraints CDATA #FIXED "an..35" > <!ELEMENT Item (ItemID, ItemDescription?, ((Quantity, Deliver?)+|Deliver)?) > <!ATTLIST Item UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "LIN" LineNo CDATA #IMPLIED MaxOccurs CDATA #FIXED "200000" > <!ELEMENT ItemID (#PCDATA) > <!ATTLIST ItemID CodeType (EAN|UPC|BuyersItemNo| BuyersPartNo| SuppliersArticleNo) "EAN" Constraints CDATA #FIXED "an..35" > <!ELEMENT ItemDescription (#PCDATA) > <!ATTLIST ItemDescription Constraints CDATA #FIXED "an..70" > <!ELEMENT Quantity (#PCDATA) > <!ATTLIST Quantity UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "QTY" Type CDATA #FIXED "OrderedQuantity" Units CDATA #IMPLIED MaxOccurs CDATA #FIXED "10" Constraints CDATA #FIXED "an..15" > <!ELEMENT Deliver (#PCDATA) > <!ATTLIST Deliver UN-EDIFACT:Prefix CDATA #FIXED "DTM" Type CDATA #FIXED "DeliveryDate" Format (Date|DateTime|Period) "Date" Constraints CDATA #FIXED "an..35" >
This DTD is defined using English names. How easy it is to interpret this, compared to one with the one defined for the same message type, but using the EDIFACT stnadard codes?
Very difficult question: Solve the The Eighteen Character Problem by defining an XML DTD for a Remittance Advice, drawing on existing international standard document definitions (eg UN/EDIFACT, ANSI X12). The electronic remittance advice must be able to be displayed using a browser, so it can be rendered in a human readable format on paper, as well as by electronic transmission.
What elements have been added to the AGLS metadata to form the Commonwealth recordkeeping metadata set? Why?
Answer: Section 6.5 of the Recordkeeping Metadata Standard for Commonwealth Agencies .
The front part of the thesis "THE PERSONAL COMPUTER AND THE PUBLIC LIBRARY: A STUDY OF THE ABSORPTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND AN ANALYSIS OF LIBRARIAN'S OPINIONS ABOUT THE PRESENT AND FUTURE IMPACT ON AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES" is 745.5 kbytes, which is large for a 13 page text-only document Why is the document so large? What PDF options could be used to reduce the size and improve readability?
Run the Bobby automated test tool to see if the Department of Computer Science home page conforms to standards. What changes are needed to comply with recommendations World Wide Web access, from the use of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission?
Tom Worthington 7 August 2000.