Digital Library Record Generation With The DLwriter Service

DLwriter Configuration

The DLwriter service must be enabled in the threddsConfig.xml configuration file before it can be used. This is done by adding the following lines:


Further configuration must be done before the DLwriter can be used on remote catalogs. This requires the addition of an allowRemote element:


DLwriter Usage

The DLwriter service generates digital library records for each dataset in a given catalog. The following parameters can be used:

Parameter Description
catalog The URL of the target catalog
(relative to the request URL or absolute if enabled with allowRemote as above)
type The value must be either DIF or ADN

As follows:


Default catalog is /thredds/idd/models.xml

The digital library records are written to: ${tomcat_home}/content/thredds/DLwriter.