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    Managing Digital Collectionswith Greenstone Digital

    Library Software

    Dr Venkat a Rao Pokur i

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    Outline

    Digital Collections

    Digital Library

    Open Source Software

    Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL)

    Installation of GSDL

    Using Librarian Interface (GLI)

    Using User Interface

    Practical examples

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    Electronic Document

    When the content (text, picture, audio-video etc.) is created or storedelectronically.

    An Electronic/Digital Document

    Unit of work or Complete work

    Electronically stored book isElectronic Document

    Each chapter is Electronic DocumentA picture embedded in the chapter

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    Digital Collections

    Print documents as electronic documents

    Existing and future electronic documents

    Electronic document format

    Electronic Collections

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    Digitization

    Hard copies into electronic copies

    - Preserving the hard copies

    - Accessing the hardcopies

    electronically

    - Reusing the hard copieselectronically

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    Electronic Document Format

    Format adds special characteristics to theElectronic Document/Digital Document

    Identify / Distinguish

    Share Web enabled

    Convert

    Compress

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    Electronic Document Format Text format

    Applicable to documents wherecontent is largely textual.

    Image format

    Used to create/store the digital imageof text pages, photographs etc.

    Audio & Video format

    Used for capturing , storing &processing audio and video

    Animation format

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    Electronic Document Format

    Text format

    Simple Text File Format (TXT)

    Rich Text Format (RTF) Portable Document Format (PDF)

    Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

    Microsoft Word Document (DOC)

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    Electronic Document Format

    Image format

    Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)

    Joint Photographers Expert Group

    (JPEG) Portable Network Graphics (PNG)

    Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)

    Bit Map Picture (BMP)

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    Electronic Document Format

    Video format Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG)

    Real Video (RA/RAM)

    Audio Video Interleave (AVI) Windows Media Video (WMV)

    QuickTime (MOV)

    Flash Video (FLV)

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    Electronic Document Format

    Animated format

    Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)

    Audio Video Interleave (AVI) Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)

    Shockwave Flash (SWF)

    Quick Time (QT)

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    Digital Collections

    Existing electronic documents

    Future electronic documents

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    Managing Electronic Collections

    Electronic collections Electronic format

    Indexing & Retrieval

    Storage

    Access

    Delivery Archive

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    Digital Library

    A digital library is an organised and

    focused collection of digital objects,

    including text, images, video and audio,

    along with methods for access andretrieval, and for selection, creation,

    organization, maintenance and sharing

    of the collection

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    Digital Library:

    Key Components

    Selection and Acquisition

    Organization of documents

    Indexing and storage Search and retrieval

    Access and delivery

    Compliance to Standards

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    Digital Library Software

    A key requirement for developmentand deployment

    - Commercial Software

    - Open Source Software (OSS)

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    Open Source Software

    Ability to run, change, and improve the

    software

    Redistribute it in modified or

    unmodified form

    Collaborative software method

    Source Code is made accessible

    Driver of innovation

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    Open Source Software

    - Source Code developed over theInternet (Public View)

    - Reliability Peer Review

    - No dependency on Vendor

    - No license fee

    - Flexibility to customize

    - User-centric development

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    OSS Applications

    Operating System

    - Linux

    Application Software

    - Desktop : OpenOffice

    - Web Browser: Firefox

    Many other applications

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    Open Source Software

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    Open Source Software

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    Open Source Software

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    Open Source Software

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    Digital Library Software

    Greenstone Digital Library Software

    www.greenstone.org

    Kete

    http://kete.net.nz

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    Greenstone

    Digital Library Software

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    Kete Digital Library Software

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    Greenstone Digital Library

    Software (GSDL)

    Open Source Software promoted by New

    Zealand Digital Library Project Produced at the University of Waikato,

    New Zealand

    Developed and distributed in cooperationwith UNESCO and Human Info NGO,

    Belgium

    Issued under the GNU General PublicLicense

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    GSDL : Introduction

    Building digital libraries

    Distributing digital collections

    Organizing information

    Publishing on the Internet

    CD-ROM Collection

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    GSDL - Objective

    The aim of the software is to

    empower users, particularly, in

    universities, libraries and other

    public service institutions,to build their own digital libraries.

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    GSDL: Download

    Current Version 2.82 (16 June 2009)

    This distribution includes:

    - Pre-built demonstration

    collection

    - Developing new collections

    Available for free to download from

    - www.greenstone.org- www.sourceforge.net

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    GSDL: Download

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    GSDL - Features

    Platforms:

    Runs on all versions of Windows, Unix,

    Mac OS-X.

    End users can install the software on

    desktops

    Institutional users run it on their mainweb server, where it interoperates with

    standard web server software (Apache).

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    GSDL - Features

    Interface:

    End users access the digital library

    collections through the User Interface,

    which operates within a web browser.

    The Librarian Interface is a Java-based

    graphical interface

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    GSDL - FeaturesMetadata Format:

    New metadata sets can be defined usingGreenstones Metadata Set Editor.

    The pre-defined metadata sets in GSDL are:

    - Dublin Core (DC)- RFC 1807

    - New Zealand Government Locater Service(NZGLS)

    - Australian Government Locator Ser