We are a secondary school that recently has bought Extensis Portfolio with all the extensions including the API. After the installation and configuration of the Extensis Software on a Win 2012R2 Server we face the dauting task of importing thousands of files (mainly videos) and the corresponding metadata from all our 200 teachers.
We have thought to proceed in this way:
We have created an small java program for the teachers that runs on a Website that will as an output:
a. store the file in a folder controlled by the Extensis Software. So the files will automatically imported in our catalog.
b. create a metada file with the Options the teachers has choosen.
Now the Problem is how to import all these metada files. With thousands of files doesn’t make sense to Import the metadata manually. So we are wondering how could we automatize this function. I guess that this can be done using the API.
So, my questions are:
a. Can we use the API to automatize the massive importation of metadata?
b. Is there an easiest way to accomplish this task without using the API?
Thank you for the answers in advance.