Available/Installed Resources: The following resources are currently installed in support of LIS courses offered by the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences. The instance of CONTENTdm is furnished by OCLC, and one of the instances of Koha is provided under PTFS/LibLime's Koha with Class program; otherwise, the resources listed below have been built locally or mounted via Amazon Web Services.
Digital Archiving and Curation Systems
- Alfresco at wiseplus.exp.sis.pitt.edu
- Archivists' Toolkit: The Archivists’ Toolkit™, or the AT, is the first open source archival data management system to provide broad, integrated support for the management of archives. It is intended for a wide range of archival repositories. The main goals of the AT are to support archival processing and production of access instruments, promote data standardization, promote efficiency, and lower training costs. Currently, the application supports accessioning and describing archival materials; establishing names and subjects associated with archival materials, including the names of donors; managing locations for the materials; and exporting EAD finding aids, MARCXML records, and METS, MODS and Dublin Core records. (The AT project is a collaboration of the University of California San Diego Libraries, the New York University Libraries and the Five Colleges, Inc. Libraries, and is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.) Local database support for the Archivists' Toolkit is provided through MySQL and Oracle instances running under AWS.
- Archon -- Archon is a unified platform for archival description and access. It provides both a way to record descriptive information about collections and digital objects and a means to view, search, and browse that infomation in a fully-functional public web site. Archon uses MARC and EAD records.
- CollectiveAccess -- Digital archiving system
- CONTENTdm: CONTENTdm is digital collection management software that allows for the upload, description, management and access of digital collections. It is Unicode and Z39.50 compatible. CONTENTdm can handle documents, PDFs, finding aids (including the Encoded Archival Description), images, videos, and audio files. It can also handle content so that multipage documents, scores, or books can be uploaded and organized into chapters, books or by page number. CONTENTdm is also able to display six-sided, multidimensional objects. It is mostly used by universities, libraries, archives, museums, government agencies and historical societie
- CWIS -- CWIS is software to assemble, organize, and share collections of data about resources, conforming to international and academic standards for metadata. CWIS was specifically created to help build collections of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) resources and connect them into NSF's National Science Digital Library, but is being used for a wide variety of other purposes.
- DSpace -- DSpace is an open source software package that provides the tools for management of digital assets, and is commonly used as the basis for an institutional repository. It supports a wide variety of data, including books, theses, 3D digital scans of objects, photographs, film, video, research data sets and other forms of content. The data is arranged as community collections of items, which bundle bitstreams together. DSpace is also intended as a platform for digital preservation activities. It is shared under a BSD licence, which enables users to customize or extend the software as needed.
- ePrints -- Learning Curve and WISEPlus Archives -- EPrints is an open source software package for building repositories that are compliant with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. It shares many of the features commonly seen in document management systems, but is primarily used for institutional repositories and scientific journals. EPrints has been developed at the University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science and released under a GPL license. EPrints is a Web and command-line application based on the LAMP architecture (but is written in Perl rather than PHP). It has been successfully run under Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Version 3 of the software introduced a (Perl-based) plugin architecture for importing and exporting data, converting objects (for search engine indexing) and user interface widgets.
- ICA-AToM -- ICA-AtoM is web-based archival description software that is based on International Council on Archives (ICA) standards. 'AtoM' is an acronymn for 'Access to Memory'.
- IR Plus -- IR+ is an institutional repository software project created and managed by the University of Rochester Libraries.
- Omeka -- Omeka at SIS -- Omeka is a free, open source web publishing system for online digital archives, and uses an unqualified Dublin Core metadata standard. Completely web-based, it allows users to publish cultural heritage objects, extend its functionality with themes and plugins, and curate online exhibits with digital objects. A light-weight solution in comparison to traditional institutional repository software like DSpace, Omeka has a focus on display. Its software is currently being used by the New York Public Library, the Newberry Library, and the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, as well as many museums and historical societies. Developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Omeka was recently awarded a technology collaboration award by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Content Management Systems
Learning Management Systems
- Evergreen -- Evergreen was developed by the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) to support public libraries in the Public Information Network for Electronic Services (PINES) consortium. Evergreen also features the Open Scalable Request Framework (OpenSRF, pronounced 'open surf'), a stateful, decentralized service architecture that allows developers to create applications for Evergreen with a minimum of knowledge of its structure. -- currently inactivePlone -- Plone is an open source content management system built on top of the Zope application server. In principle, Plone can be used for any kind of Website, including blogs and intranets. It is also well positioned to be used as a document publishing system and groupware collaboration tool. The strengths of Plone are its flexible and adaptable workflow, good security, extensibility, high usability and flexibility.
- LibLime Koha
- Fedora Repository Server
- Razuna -- Razuna is an open source digital asset management (DAM) system.
It is released under the GPL Open Source license and is based on J2EE/CFML/SQL/XML standards
- Islandora in the form of the Mount Lebanon Village Digital Repository
- Joomla -- Joomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently. Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques, stores data in a MySQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization. As of November 2011, there are over 8,600 free and commercial extensions available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory and more available from other sources.
- Koha Community
Last updated on 08/25/2012
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