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CABRI Guidelines for Catalogue Production

Guidelines prepared for CABRI by BCCM, CBS, CERDIC, DSMZ, ECACC, HGMP, INRC, MSDN
Page layout by CERDIC

Data input & authentication Flat file preparation Flat file submission

NB! Submission by FTP is currently not allowed.

The intended methods of submission of flat files for indexing to CABRI are File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and email.
The following rules should be followed:

  • FTP is the preferred choice. The FTP site and directory and the related login and password will be notified to the collections.
  • Email submissions should be sent to the webmanager at paolo.romano@hsanmartino.it.
  • Files should only include one catalogue each.
  • Files should originally (before compression, see below) have the same name of the related catalogue, ended by the extension ".dat", e.g., "cbs_fil.dat" and "dsmz_bact.dat".
  • Before submission, files should be compressed by one of the following compression softwares:
    • compress, making extension of compressed files ".Z"
    • gzip, making extension of compressed files ".gz"
    • winzip, making extension of compressed files ".zip"
  • The final name of the submitted files should then include the name of the related catalogue, the fixed extension ".dat" and finally the extension of the compression methods used, e.g., "cbs_fil.dat.zip" and "dsmz_bact.dat.gz"
  • The CABRI webmanager should be notified by email of all changes that have been done on the submitted catalogues. These includes, but are not limited to:
    • new fields (e.g., new fields of the catalogue's own Full Data Set)
    • new fields' contents (e.g., addition of a specific information to all records)
    • modified field names (e.g., to accomplish the MDS definitions)
    • modified field contents' structure (e.g., different standard for bibliographic references)

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