Add job to bulk import asset metadata and files
Currently there is actually no mechanism by which a batch of metadata and files for multiple assets can be imported into Esploro. Strongly recommend adding this functionality ASAP.
This Idea is very broad, and since it was opened new functionality has been added, in particular the Update by CSV. CSV update covers all metadata fields in the Asset but does not include Authors, either creators or contributors, or Files.
It would be helpful to get an updated list of priorities.
David Cupo commented
Tami -- When I posted this idea in Feb 2021, the ability to batch import metadata didn't exist. The ability to batch load and edit asset records via CSV was implemented in the meantime. I've not yet had time to test batch loading the asset files (i.e., the content, like a PDF), however. Thanks -- David
Lachlan McKinni commented
I would like to be able to change author details as a bulk job. We are currently adding corresponding authors to assets without them, and being able to find all single-author assets and change all authors to corresponding authors as a single job would save a lot of time and effort.
E. Fox commented
We would also like to see the ability to bulk update metadata. As we are cleaning up our ETD collection, we are having to manually update fields since the existing jobs to update metadata are very limited.