Wednesday, June 29, 2005

A quick list of Digital Library Systems

Not comprehensive but I believe I have the major players.
IBM Software - DB2 Content Manager - Product Overview
'manages all types of digitized content including HTML and XML Web content,
document images, electronic office documents, printed output, audio, and video'
Sirsi Corporation - Products - Hyperion Digital Media Archive
'The Hyperion Digital Media Archive See a definition of digital media archive is an innovative tool for easy organizing, storing, maintenance, and accessing of non-book holdings in a digital format.'
Ex Libris - Digitool - Overview
'DigiTool is an enterprise solution for the management of digital assets in libraries and academic environments. '
VITAL VTLS Inc.
Includes Fedora system www.fedora.info (see below)
ENCompass for Digital Collections
'ENCompass for Digital Collections is the system for libraries that need a comprehensive approach to local digital content creation, management, and access. Libraries all over the world are using ENCompass to manage collections of papers, audio, art images'
CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software by DiMeMa, Inc.
(awaiting more information)
Dienst Software
'This document describes the Dienst software, which can be installed at multiple sites to create a distributed digital library.'
Digital Library eXtension Service (DLXS)
'The University of Michigan Digital Library eXtension Service (DLXS) provides the foundation and the framework for educational and non-profit institutions to fully develop their digital library collections'
GNU EPrints
'GNU EPrints is free software which creates online archives. The default configuration is a repository of the research output of an academic institution. An EPrint archive can be adapted for many more purposes.'
DSpace
'A groundbreaking digital repository system, DSpace captures, stores, indexes, preserves and redistributes an organization's research material in digital formats.'
CERN Document Server Software (CDSware)
The CERN Document Server Software (CDSware) is the software developed by, maintained by, and used at, the CERN Document Server. It allows you to run your own electronic preprint server, your own online library catalogue or a document system on the web.
Greenstone Digital Library Software
Used by a bunch of libraries - the website has examples. research funded by UNESCO. See also http://www.greenstone.org/cgi-bin/library?e=&a=p&p=factsheet
Fedora™: The Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture
Came out of research done for the Making of America and othe Digital Collections. Adopted by VTLS.

[The descriptions beneath each link are mostly from the web page linked to]