**Disclaimer: "free" but not OS**
You can always furl it: http://www.furl.net/index.jsp...but I'm afraid
Dublin Core and local disk storage are out, sorry.
On the other hand, furl does give you similar functionality to the system
you described as having used in the past. That is, furl comes
with some nice toolbar extensions for both IE and Firefox (the better of
the two ;)), which give you the ability to open a
basic cataloging interface for the page you are currently on. The free
text search engine is driven by Looksmart, so they are using
fairly sophisticated technology to help you retrieve items you have
furled. The metadata may not be suitably robust for your needs, but I am
finding it very useful for personal information management. Best of luck
on your search.
P.S. Always read the fine print:
"How does Furl use my information?"
"Furl's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you,
the user, with a customized experience on our service. This includes, or
may include in the future, personalization services, interactive
communications, online shopping, and many other types of services. In order
to provide services free of charge, we will serve ads using
content-targeting technologies, based on the content of your archived
items. Except where required to resolve technical problems or as set forth
herein, no human will review your archived items or information related to
you. By knowing a little about you, Furl is able to deliver more relevant
advertisements and content, and hence better service, to you. "
At 07:47 PM 12/9/2004 +0100, Michel G Wesseling wrote:
>Can anyone provide me with information about a tool that would allow me to
>catalogue webpages in a simple way?
>The only one I am aware of is something commercial that was developed in
>the end of the 90's by Nicholson and was called Marc-It. But it worked
>very neat. You would start the program and a floating button would appear
>on your desktop. When you had a webpage in your browser that you wished to
>catalog, the only thing you had to do is click on the floating button and
>it would open a simple cataloging interface, taking the metadata from the
>source of the website.
>The tool I am looking for should pref. support the Dublin Core and allow
>storage of cataloged sites on my local disk.
>I look forward to your reactions,
>Michel G Wesseling
>NL- 4811 CN Breda
Web Development & Reference
University of Minnesota