DAISY Pipeline: From DAISY 2.02 to DAISY 3

Original Author(s): Olaf Mittelstaedt

DTB forward migrator is the original ‘raison d'être’ of the DAISY Pipeline: to guarantee that all DAISY books produced in one version of the DAISY Standard can be migrated to a later version of itself.

Input required: a valid(!) DAISY 2.02 Book


Ctrl + N (or click: New Job Wizard)

choose=>Modify and Improve=>DAISY XML (DTBook)=>DTB Forward Migrator

Image of Pipeline wizard with highlighted path to DTB Forward Migrator

Hit ‘Next’ and browse for the path to your *.ncc Input File and select a path for your new (migrated) DTBook *.xml file.

Image of Pipeline configuration window with highlited Parameters

There are Optional Parameters:

  • Input DTB Type : This is set by default as ‘Auto detect’ and can be left that way

  • Identifier : If nothing is entered here the identifier from the original DAISY 2.02 book will be used. But since it is not really a good idea to have books with identical identifiers in your library, you might want to change this. Most probably the library section of your organisation will provide an identifier.

  • Add NCX navLabel audio : navLabel is something only DAISY 3 books have, so it has to be added. The title and all headings in a DAISY 2.02 book should consist of one uninterupted section of audio, so when navigating through a book the user hears the name of that heading. In DAISY 3 books these are explicitly navigable. Checking this box will ensure that.

  • Audio clip length : This sets the length of audio for the navLabels, it therefore only makes sense to specify a value for this parameter, if the "Add NCX navLabel audio" check box is checked.

  • Transfer NCC metadata : By checking this you can import all the Meta Data from the 2.02 original, which might not be a good idea since you are creating a different and new book. If left unchecked nothing will be imported

  • Optional CSS : Your organisation might have a custom look to its books for which a CascadingStyleSheet (CSS) would have been created. Here you can import that style sheet.

  • Optional Resource File : The Resource File is again something not found in DAISY 2.02 books. It gives a lot more navigational possibilities to a DAISY 3 book. If no resource file is specified, no such file will be available in the resulting talking book.

Hit ‘Finish’ and run that job with Ctrl + F1

Please re-validate the result (see Transformation example one).

See also

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This page was last edited by PVerma on Saturday, August 28, 2010 22:48
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