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5# java images/scripts
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8# the _javalinks_ macros are the flashy image links at the top right of
9# the page.
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11_javalinks_ {_imagehome_}
12_javalinks_ [v=1] {
13_imagehome_<br>
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17# page content
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20_iconabgsgr_ {<img src="_httpimg_/abgsgr.gif">}
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22_pagetitle_ {Greenstone Digital Library Software}
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24_content_ {
25_iconabgsgr_
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27<p>
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30<table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0>
31 <tr>
32 <td valign=top align=center>_imagegreenstone_</td>
33 <td valign=top>
34 Greenstone is a suite of software which has the ability to serve digital
35 library collections and build new collections. It provides a new way of
36 organizing information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM.
37 Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the
38 University of Waikato, and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the
39 Humanities Library Project. It is open-source software, available from
40 <i>http://nzdl.org</i> under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
41 <br><br>
42 </td>
43 </tr>
44 <tr>
45 <td valign=top align=center>
46 <h2><a href="http://nzdl.org">nzdl.org</a></h2>
47 </td>
48 <td valign=top>
49 The New Zealand Digital Library website (<a href="http://nzdl.org">http://nzdl.org</a>) contains
50 numerous example collections, all created with the Greenstone software, which
51 are publicly availabel for you to peruse. They exemplify various searching and
52 browsing options, and include collections in Arabic, Chinese, French, Maori,
53 and Spanish, as well as English. There are also some music
54 collections.
55 <br><br>
56 </td>
57 </tr>
58 <tr>
59 <td valign=top align=center>
60 <h2>platform</h2>
61 </td>
62 <td valign=top>
63 Greenstone runs on Windows and Unix. The distribution includes ready-to-use
64 binaries for all versions of Windows, and for Linux. It also includes complete
65 source code for the system, which can be compiled using Microsoft C++ or gcc
66 Greenstone works with associated software that is freely available: the Apache
67 Webserver and PERL. The user interface uses a Web browser: typically Netscape
68 Navigator or Internet Explorer.
69 <br><br>
70 </td>
71 </tr>
72 <tr>
73 <td valign=top align=center>
74 <a href="http://nzdl.org/hdl"><img border=0 width=101 height=100 src="_httpimg_/hdlimg.jpg"></a>
75 </td>
76 <td valign=top>
77 Many document collections are distributed on CD-ROM using the Greenstone
78 software. For example, the <i>Humanity Development Library</i> contains 1,230
79 publications ranging from accounting to water sanitation. It runs on minimal
80 computing facilities such as those typically found in developing countries. The
81 information can be accessed by searching, browsing by subject, browsing by
82 titles, browsing by organization, browsing a list of how-tos, and by randomly
83 viewing the book covers.
84 <br><br>
85 </td>
86 </tr>
87 <tr>
88 <td valign=top align=center>
89 <h2>customisation</h2>
90 </td>
91 <td valign=top>
92 Greenstone is specifically designed to be highly extensible and
93 customisable. New document and metadata formats are accommodated by writing
94 "plugins" (in Perl). Analogously, new metadata browsing structures can be
95 implemented by writing "classifiers." The user interface look-and-feel can be
96 altered using "macros" written in a simple macro language. A Corba protocol
97 allows agents (e.g. in Java) to use all the facilities associated with document
98 collections. Finally, the source code, in C++ and Perl, is available and
99 accessible for modification.
100 <br><br>
101 </td>
102 </tr>
103 <tr>
104 <td valign=top align=center>
105 <h2>documentation</h2>
106 </td>
107 <td valign=top>
108 There are three documents that explain the Greenstone system:
109<ul>
110<li> The Greenstone Digital Library Software Installer's Guide
111<li> The Greenstone Digital Library Software User's Guide
112<li> The Greenstone Digital Library Software Developer's Guide
113</ul><br>
114</tr>
115 <tr>
116 <td valign=top align=center>
117 <h2>mailing list</h2>
118 </td>
119 <td valign=top>
120 There is a mailing list intended primarily for discussions about the Greenstone
121 digital library software. Active users of Greenstone should consider joining
122 the mailing list and contributing to the discussions. The mailing list is
123 hosted by the Pathfinder Library System in beautiful Grand Junction, Colorado
124 (John Campbell, [email protected]). To subscribe, send email to <a
125 href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> with the text
126 <ul>subscribe greenstone </ul> (no subject, no name, nothing else). To send a
127 message to the list, address it to <a
128 href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.
129 <br><br>
130 </tr>
131 <tr>
132 <td valign=top align=center>
133 <h2>bugs</h2>
134 </td>
135 <td valign=top>
136 We want to ensure that this software works well for you. Please report any
137 bugs to <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
138 <br><br>
139 </td>
140 </tr>
141 <tr>
142 <td valign=top align=center>
143 <h2>credits</h2>
144 </td>
145 <td valign=top>
146 The Greenstone software is a collaborative effort between many people. Rodger
147 McNab and Stefan Boddie are the principal architects and implementors.
148 Contributions have been made by David Bainbridge, George Buchanan, Hong Chen,
149 Elke Duncker, Carl Gutwin, Geoff Holmes, John McPherson, Craig Nevill-Manning,
150 Gordon Paynter, Bernhard Pfahringer, Todd Reed, Bill Rogers, and Stuart
151 Yeates. Other members of the New Zealand Digital Library project provided
152 advice and inspiration in the design of the system: Mark Apperley, Sally Jo
153 Cunningham, Steve Jones, Te Taka Keegan, Michel Loots, Malika Mahoui and Lloyd
154 Smith. We would also like to acknowledge all those who have contributed to the
155 GNU-licensed packages included in this distribution: MG, GDBM, WGET, WVWARE,
156 PDFTOHTML.
157 </td>
158 </tr>
159</table>
160
161<p>_iconblankbar_
162<p>
163<table>
164<tr valign=top>
165<td>_home:textpoem_</td>
166<td>_imagegreenstone_</td>
167</tr></table>
168<p>_home:textgreenstone_
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170_nzdlpagefooter_
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