Digital library: Summary of Tools

Summary of tools for building a digital library, posted to diglib:
Software used to build and present digital collections:
– Greenstone
– Fedora (http://www.fedora/info) ;
– a very comprehensive and extended comparison of features and functionality of open source software is available at http://www.soros.org/openaccess/software/
– a less detailed comparison between DSpace, Fedora, and the commercial CONTENTDm is available at http://staff.oclc.org/~levan/docs/ContentDM%20vs%20DSpace%20vs%20Fedora.ppt#256,1,CONTENTdm
– commercial software to consider as well : DLXS (built and used for instance for Making Of America http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/), CONTENTdm, ENCompass (Endeavor), DigiTool (ExLibris)
– a list of open source and commercial software is available at http://www.bcdlib.tc.ca/tools-software.html
Standards to structure digitized pages in books: METS or TEI
Besides, one may find at http://ldp.library.jhu.edu/projects/repository (at the “Documents” tab) a summary of an on-going study (by Johns Hopkins) on how different databases/user interface can co-exist and connect with each other thanks to an intermediate ‘interface layer’ (maybe more for IT specialists).
Best regards
CĂ©cile Gass
ULB – Bibliothèque Electronique

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