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[ba-ohs-talk] D-LIB open source software

This article in D-Lib ezine:
talks about an entire New Zealand digital library initiative, complete with 
a bunch of GPL'd software.    (01)

"The Greenstone digital library software is an open-source system for the 
construction and presentation of information collections. It builds 
collections with effective full-text searching and metadata-based browsing 
facilities that are attractive and easy to use. Moreover, they are easily 
maintained and can be augmented and rebuilt entirely automatically. The 
system is extensible: software "plugins" accommodate different document and 
metadata types.
Greenstone incorporates an interface that makes it easy for people to 
create their own library collections. Collections may be built and served 
locally from the user's own web server, or (given appropriate permissions) 
remotely on a shared digital library host. End users can easily build new 
collections styled after existing ones from material on the Web or from 
their local files (or both), and collections can be updated and new ones 
brought on-line at any time. "    (02)

Visit http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library for more information.    (03)

Of great interest to the OHS/DKR thread is that Greenstone is written on 
top of MG, which stands for a program based on the book _Managing 
Gigabytes_.  MG doesn't appear to be a Grove engine, but it sure looks to 
do something similar.  You can write plugins in Perl for it to extend its 
document type capabilities, as mentioned in the abstract above.    (04)