eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) : “The …

eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) :

“The eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) is a powerful open source platform for providing access to digital content. Developed and maintained by the California Digital Library (CDL), XTF functions as the primary access technology for the CDL’s digital collections and other digital projects worldwide.”

URL : http://xtf.cdlib.org/

Developing an Institutional Repository at Southern New Hampshire University: Year One

In 2008, Southern New Hampshire University was awarded a threeyear, $500,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create a digital repository using DSpace open source software. Events from the first year of the repository’s development are presented and discussed. Key elements addressed include the challenges involved with customizing the DSpace infrastructure, creating standards for access and master files, implementing metadata standards, and developing digital preservation policies.

The value of cross-departmental participation is shown, and the importance of planning for digital preservation is presented.

URL : http://metroblogs.typepad.com/files/ditrw_16.pdf

Challenges in Sustainable Open Source: A…

Challenges in Sustainable Open Source: A Case Study :
The Archivists’ Toolkit is a successful open source software package for archivists, originally developed with grant funding. The author, who formerly worked on the project at a participating institution, examines some of the challenges in making an open source project self-sustaining past grant funding. A consulting group hired by the project recommended that — like many successful open source projects — they rely on a collaborative volunteer community of users and developers. However, the project has had limited success fostering such a community. The author offers specific recommendations for the project going forward to gain market share and develop a collaborative user and development community, with more open governance.
URL : http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/2493

Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network …

Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN) :
CKAN is a registry or catalogue system for datasets or other “knowledge” resources. CKAN aims to make it easy to find, share and reuse open content and data, especially in ways that are machine automatable.
Those familiar with software services like freshmeat, CPAN, or apt can think of CKAN as providing an analogous service for content and data.

URL : http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/trac

OpenETD: Open Source Electronic Theses a…

OpenETD: Open Source Electronic Theses and Dissertations Managment Software :
OpenETD is an open source, web-based software application for managing the submission, approval, and distribution of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). OpenETD can be used as either a standalone submission system, or it can be implemented as a component of an institutional repository by using its METS/XML export functionality. It provides functions for three different user types: Student, Graduate School Reviewer, and System Administrator.
Using the METS/XML export funationality, native to OpenETD, implementers can export acquired ETDs to their local institutional repositories for preservation and presentation purposes.

URL : http://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/open/projects/openetd/