Monday, May 16, 2005

New From Greenstone

Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, and developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Read the Greenstone Fact Sheet for more information.

These Greenstone tutorial exercises will teach you about many aspects of Greenstone, from installation to format statements; from writing a collection to CD-ROM to serving it on OAI, exporting it as METS, or converting it to and from DSpace; from harvesting Web documents to harvesting metadata over OAI. It will also take you through the detailed steps of building collections of html, word, pdf, images, mp3, marc records, and many more, including OCR'd newspaper images.

Download Greenstone v2.60, a major stable release that features up-to-date French, Spanish and Russian translations, updated GLI documentation, and many other improvements and bug fixes.

Download all the language interfaces available for the Greenstone digital library software (version 2.60 only): the four "core" languages English, French, Spanish, Russian; and interfaces for Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Maori, Mongolian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Serbian, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

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