From: Nancy N Colyar <ncolyar@ls...> - 2005-02-21 19:28:17
Can any of you recommend a small-scale open source digital library system
for patrons or small libraries to use to track their digital images? We use
ContentDM for our large digital collections, and would love to find
something with a similar type of database, on a small scale.
Nancy Colyar, Assistant Dean for Library Systems
LSU Libraries, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
I believe Greenstone is the mindshare leader in this area:
Following appeared in Library Journal 7/15/03, Author Frank Cervone:
*Developer:* New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of
*Requirements:* No additional software
Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital
library collections based on collections of documents. The aim of the
software is to empower users-particularly in universities, libraries,
and other public service institutions-to build their own digital
libraries. Greenstone uses an interesting model wherein content is
digested by a collector and then converted into XML through the use of
plugins. Plugins currently exist for plain-text documents; HTML, Word,
PostScript, PDF files, or email; and common bibliographic formats.
Digital images and media may be included in collections as well."
Nancy N Colyar wrote:
>Can any of you recommend a small-scale open source digital library system
>for patrons or small libraries to use to track their digital images? We use
>ContentDM for our large digital collections, and would love to find
>something with a similar type of database, on a small scale.
>Nancy Colyar, Assistant Dean for Library Systems
>LSU Libraries, Louisiana State University
>Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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