[Clipart] bulk upload

John Olsen johnny_automatic at mac.com
Sat Nov 24 06:03:03 PST 2007

On Nov 23, 2007, at 6:19 PM, Roan Horning wrote:

> Hi John,
> I just downloaded the "Aaron Johnson.zip" file from your .Mac page.  
> It looks like the the svg files have embedded in them the  
> information that is in the <image name>.txt files. Did you notice  
> this in your clean up, or was this part of your clean up process?  
> If the information is already in the files it would make it  
> slightly easier to automate the process.
> We could minimize the pain by splitting the uploads into groups.  
> Active artists with only a few images in the old archive. These  
> people we could encourage do any touch up work needed and reload  
> the files themselves.
> Active artists with bunches of work to upload. We batch upload the  
> files and have them added to their account.
> Inactive artists, we could create accounts for each of them with  
> some sort of designator in the account name that they are unclaimed/ 
> inactive, and a notice in their profiles. The site librarians could  
> have access to these accounts, so they can clean up the files as  
> needed. If someone comes along to claim the work, we can either  
> give them control of the account, or have them create a new account  
> and upload the files to it.
> You've done a great job of splitting the files up by author. We  
> need a script that takes the list of inactive artists and loops  
> through it, calling the code that creates a new account. Once we  
> have the new accounts created and their associated directories, we  
> can unzip the archives into the proper accounts. Then we need  
> another script that can read the file information and put it into  
> the right tables in the database. I'm happy to work on this. It  
> would be great to have all the older work available to the new  
> site, and a shame to have your efforts languish in limbo.

Another idea, we could take the "Public Domain" and "Assorted  
Authors" folders (assuming no one wants to grab the single file they  
submitted and resubmit it) and put those all up under a generic  
"Public Domain" account.  In this case maybe the author field on the  
original file could be moved to the "Featured Artists" field in the  
current set-up.  That would eliminate the need for a couple of  
hundred dummy accounts just supporting 1 file.  Maybe we could even  
go a level or two beyond that as there are a number of authors that  
only have 2-3 SVGs in the folders.



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