[Clipart] bulk upload

momo at lumenstudio.net momo at lumenstudio.net
Sat Nov 24 06:28:05 PST 2007

Hi John!

Thank you for all your efforts in reshaping/cleaning the old clipart and 
preparing it to be uploaded to OCAL. I'd like to apologize for not beeing 
able to help you with this huge task, I'm in a period of very active work 
and I unfortunately don't have much time to give to OCAL right now ;(

I downloaded the "molumen.zip" archive from your repository and cleaned my 
own cliparts (some needed bounding box reduction, others had to be separated 
into several files). So you can easily forget about those, I will upload 
them to OCAL by myself. That will hopefully reduce some of the overall 
amount of work that is still ahead.

Also, I think that it would be nice if all the entries that will be uploaded 
from the old (0.19) clipart should be by default tagged as "unchecked". This 
way, we will open each one to recheck tags and quality. I will do my best to 
be available within the next 1-2 weeks to give you a hand with that task (+ 
checking all the newly uploaded cliparts).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Olsen" <johnny_automatic at mac.com>
To: <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 1:58 AM
Subject: [Clipart] bulk upload

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>> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 09:44:48 -0700
>> From: "Gerald Ganson" <Gerald.Ganson at rdc.ab.ca>
>> Subject: Re: [Clipart] clipart files
>> To: <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> If we manage to put together all the files from both the old and
>> the new
>> site, we may get to a very large size, so we may reconsider what a
>> release is and provide different packages. But before this, we really
>> must put all SVGs in one single place.
>> A feature which could help *a lot* would be batch import (personally I
>> am reluctant in re-uploading some hundreds of files manually, one by
>> one).
>> nicu :
>> ---------
>> FYI - any mass import will now have to be capable of filtering out
>> specific submitters as well, since I've taken this opportunity to
>> clean,
>> arrange, and fix some things in some of my older submissions, now
>> that I
>> am getting more skills in SVG.
>> Mine are almost completely re-uploaded to the new site, so it will be
>> best to filter mine out in a batch upload.
>> Gerald_G
> If someone has an idea how to bulk upload the old archive and retain
> all the existing tags and authorship then I haven't seen it offered
> up here.   The archive has sat there a long time without anything
> being done to move it to the new site.  It doesn't seem trival when
> one thinks about it.  As we have the current site set up the author
> would need to either be linked to an existing "person" on the current
> site or have one generated based on the name in the author field (but
> under a bulk upload it would be an unverified account).  This seems
> like the kind of fuzzy logic not best down by an automated process.
> Given the situation I started doing some manual cleanup of the
> archive.   I'm not a coder, just a design guy willing to put in some
> volunteer time. Eventually I separated these into author files which
> I have posted ( http://tinyurl.com/2bu2ue ).  I was encouraged to
> spearhead the movement of the files to the new site by Jon.  Much
> talk has gone on about this but no bulk solution offered.  Even if
> one was offered that solves a lot of the issues with a bulk upload,
> these files still need to be reviewed and cleaned up by some
> librarian here.  As Gerald points out, a lot of the old files could
> do with some cleanup, need better tags or document boundaries.  So a
> lot of manual labor is going to be needed.  We librarians can upload
> our own stuff and at the same time remove its unchecked status.
> Anyone with admin privileges can help the work load by uploading
> their old files and checking them in themselves.
> I understand that a few people like Nicu have a significant amount of
> work to upload.  So did Gerald.  But most of the 400 or so different
> authors there have very reasonable amounts of work.  The majority
> being just 1-2 files. http://openclipart.org/wiki/Authorlist I
> imagine many of these people are long gone and not on this list.  I
> don't know what the plan is for those people, but at some point maybe
> we will have a bulk upload option and just place anything that hasn't
> been uploaded by current users.
> If we use the Roadmap and track who has uploaded their folder full of
> files then those could easily be pulled out prior to any bulk
> upload.  So I think that would help with Gerald's concern.
> Related to this, Jon can we set up an admin account that is "Public
> Domain" or Anonymous" so we can upload the files that have no clear
> author?
> John Olsen
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