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Exporting the metadata of a range of handles in Dspace

This is for Andromeda!

(I will come back and edit after I post this to describe stuff a bit more)

”` sh export-dspace-metadata.sh


this script can be placed in whatever directory is needed

cd /dspace/bin

this is an interactive part to ask for the first and last handles of the series.

echo “First handle in series :”

read first

echo “Last handle in series :”

read last

a loop to iterate over every handle in the series and export the metadata for each handle to a csv file with the handle as name

for (( i = $first ; i <= $last ; i++ ))


./dspace metadata-export -f /dspace/upload/dspacescripts/$i.csv -i 10315/$i


this gets the desired name of the final .csv file produced by the export

echo “Name of new file :”

read filename

this is the directory we use to host our dspace scripts.

cd /dspace/upload/dspacescripts

this concantenates all of the csv files produced above (there is one per handle) into a single csv file with your chosen name

for (( i = $first ; i <= $last ; i++ ))


awk ‘NR!=1’ $i.csv » $filename.csv