While attempting to import an expanded Places taxonomy that we developed as SKOS RDF XML, AtoM (2.1) displayed the following error message, "An object cannot be a descendant of itself." In reviewing the results, it appears that all 417 terms from our file imported, but about halfway through the file the broader term (BT) and narrower term (NT) relationships between records stopped being recognized, such that everything after a certain term ("Lythrangomi") appear as orphan terms. I have attached a copy of the file in question.
Note that there are child terms displaying for select records after "Lythrangomi", specifically for MD, MA, Paris, Princes Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, UK, US and Washington DC. This appears to be related to where the terms appear in the XML: that is all the countries appear as topConcepts at the beginning of the file and all the NT's for the terms in this list that are NOT countries, all begin with a letter before "L" (so before Lythrangomi in the file).
Any suggestions on how to resolve without having to manually enter all missing relationships post-import?
Anne-Marie H. Viola
Metadata & Cataloguing Specialist,
Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
1703 32nd Street, NW Washington, DC 20007