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4 xmlns:java=""
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8<xsl:template name="textpagetitle">New Zealand Digital Library</xsl:template>
9<xsl:template name="textprojhead">The New Zealand Digital Library Project</xsl:template>
11<xsl:template name="textprojinfo">
12<p />
13The New Zealand Digital Library project is a research programme at
14The University of Waikato whose aim is to develop the underlying
15technology for digital libraries and make it available publicly so that
16others can use it to create their own collections.
17<p />
18Our web site provides several document collections, including historical
19documents, humanitarian and development information, computer
20science technical reports and bibliographies, literary works, and
21magazines. All are available over the Web, and can be accessed
22through searching and browsing interfaces provided by the
23Greenstone digital library software. Behind the query interface lies a
24huge collection providing gigabytes of information. We hope you find
25what you want, or at least something intriguing!
28<xsl:template name="titlesoftwareinfo">The Greenstone software</xsl:template>
30<xsl:template name="textsoftwareinfo">
31<p />
32The <a href="">Greenstone Digital Library software</a> provides a new way of
33organizing information and making it available over the Internet or on
34CD-ROM. It is open-source software, available under the terms of the
35Gnu public license.
36<p />
37A digital library is made up of a set of collections. Each collection of
38information comprises several (typically several thousand, or even
39several million) documents, which share a uniform searching and
40browsing interface. Collections can be organized in many different
41ways while retaining a strong family resemblance.
43<p>To subscribe to the Greenstone mailing list, go to <a
46<p align='right'/>
47<a href="{$library_name}?a=p&amp;sa=gsdl">More...</a>
50<xsl:template name="titleresearchinfo">Our research</xsl:template>
52<xsl:template name="textresearchinfo">
53<p />
54The goal of our research program is to explore the potential of
55internet-based digital libraries. Our vision is to develop systems that
56automatically impose structure on anarchic, uncatalogued, distributed
57repositories of information, thereby providing information consumers
58with effective tools to locate what they need and to peruse it
59conveniently and comfortably.
60<p />
61Project members are actively working on techniques for creating,
62managing, and and mainatining collections; extracting metadata from
63legacy documents; analysing library usage and user needs; Maori,
64Arabic and Chinese language systems; internationalising the library
65interface; optical music recognition and musical collections; novel
66interfaces for formulating queries and visualising results; novel
67interfaces for browsing metadata; text mining for keyphrases,
68acronyms, and other metadata; keyphrase extraction and
69phrase-based browsing; and other research topics.
70<p align='right'/>
71<a href="">More...</a>
74<xsl:template name="titleaffiliateinfo">Our affiliates</xsl:template>
76<xsl:template name="textaffiliatehumaninfo">
77<p />
78<a href="">Human Info NGO</a>
79is a registered charity responsible for the
80provision of universal low-cost
81information access through co-operation between UN Agencies,
82universities and NGOs. Human Info NGO collaborates extensively
83with the NZDL project, and use the Greenstone software.
86<xsl:template name="textaffiliateunesco">
87<p />
88<a href="">United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization</a>.
89The dissemination of educational, scientific and cultural information
90throughout the world, and particularly its availability
93<xsl:template name="textpoem">
94<br /><h2>Kia papapounamu te moana</h2>
96<p />kia hora te marino,
97<br />kia tere te karohirohi,
98<br />kia papapounamu te moana
100<p />may peace and calmness surround you,
101<br />may you reside in the warmth of a summer's haze,
102<br />may the ocean of your travels be as smooth as the polished greenstone.
105<xsl:template name="textgreenstone">
106<p />Greenstone is a semi-precious stone that (like this software) is sourced
107in New Zealand. In traditional Maori society it was the most highly prized
108and sought after of all substances. It can absorb and hold <i>wairua</i>,
109which is a spirit or life force, and is endowed with traditional virtues
110that make it an appropriate emblem for a public-domain digital library
111project. Its lustre shows charity; its translucence, honesty; its
112toughness, courage; and the sharp edge it can take, justice. The carved
113piece used in the Greenstone Digital Library Software logo is a <i>patu</i>
114or fighting club, and is a family heirloom of one of our project members.
115In hand-to-hand combat its delivery is very quick, very accurate, and very
116complete. We like to think these qualities also apply to our software, the
117razor sharp edge of the <i>patu</i> symbolizing the leading edge of
121<xsl:template name="textaboutgreenstone">
122<p />Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital
123library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and
124publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. Greenstone is produced by the
125<b>New Zealand Digital Library Project</b> at the <b>University of
126Waikato</b>, and developed and distributed in cooperation with
127<b>UNESCO</b> and the <b>Human Info NGO</b>. It is open-source
128software, available from <a href=""></a> under the terms of
129the GNU General Public License.
131<p />The aim of the software is to empower users, particularly in
132universities, libraries, and other public service institutions, to
133build their own digital libraries. Digital libraries are radically
134reforming how information is disseminated and acquired in UNESCO's
135partner communities and institutions in the fields of education,
136science and culture around the world, and particularly in developing
137countries. We hope that this software will encourage the effective
138deployment of digital libraries to share information and place it in
139the public domain.
142<p />This software is developed and distributed as an international
143cooperative effort established in August 2000 among three parties.
145<table border="0">
146<tr valign="top">
148<a href=""><b>New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato</b></a>
149<br />
150Greenstone software grew out of this project, and this initiative
151has been endorsed by the Communication Sub-Commission of the New
152Zealand National Commission for UNESCO as part of New Zealand's
153contribution to UNESCO's programme.
157<tr valign="top">
159<a href=""><b>United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization</b></a>
160<br />
161The dissemination of educational, scientific and cultural information
162throughout the world, and particularly its availability in developing
163countries, is central to UNESCO's goals as pursued within its
164intergovernmental Information for All Programme, and appropriate,
165accessible information and communication technology is seen as an important
166tool in this context.
168<td><a href=""><img src="interfaces/nzdl/images/unesco.gif" border="0"/></a></td>
170<tr valign="top">
172<a href=""><b>The Human Info NGO, based in Antwerp, Belgium</b></a>
173<br />
174This project works with UN agencies and other NGOs, and has established
175a worldwide reputation for digitizing documentation of interest to
176human development and making it widely available, free of charge to
177developing nations and on a cost-recovery basis to others.
179<td><a href=""><img src="interfaces/nzdl/images/ghproj2.jpg" border="0"/></a></td>
184 <xsl:template name="textimagegreenstone">Greenstone Digital Library Software</xsl:template>
186 <xsl:template name="nzdlpagefooter">
187 <p /><xsl:call-template name="dividerBar"/>
188 <p /><a href="">New Zealand Digital Library Project</a>
189 <br /><a href="">Department of Computer Science</a>, <a href="">University of Waikato</a>, New Zealand
190 </xsl:template>
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