The VDC Development Team (vdc-dev [at] latte [dot] harvard [dot] edu) is
pleased to announce the offical 1.0 Release of the VDC.
The Virtual Data Center (VDC) is an OSS digital library system "in a box"
for numeric data.
VDC provides a complete open-source, digital library system for the
management, dissemination, exchange, and citation of virtual collections
of quantitative data The VDC functionality provides everything necessary
to maintain and disseminate an individual collection of research studies:
including facilities for the storage, archiving, cataloging, translation,
and dissemination of each collection. On-line analysis is provided,
powered by the R Statistical environment. The system provides extensive
support for distributed and federated collections including:
location-independent naming of objects, distributed authentication and
access control, federated metadata harvesting, remote repository caching,
and distributed virtual collections of remote objects.
Release 1.0 of the VDC provides RPM's for Redhat 9.0, Fedora 1 Core and
Redhat 3 Advance Server.
Release 1.0 provides all core features and contains no known bugs.
Supported standards and protocols and formats include: DDI, Dublin Core,
and MARC for metadata; R,SPSS, SAS,ASCII, and STATA for data ; OAI and
Z39.50 for queries; UNF's and Handle's for naming/citation.
Features planned for the next point release include: Fedora 2 Core
support, DataFerrett/TheDataWeb protocol support.
and Yum channels for RedHat? and Fedora Core)
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Users group e-mail for questions and bug reports:
Source code: http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=25954 (CVS tree access)
News page: http://thedata.org/index.php/DEV/News
Release Notes: http://thedata.org/index.php/DEV/ReleaseNotes
License: GPL Version 2
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