TERENA Networking Conference 2000    

Submission and Repository Management of Digital Libraries, Using WWW

Sarantos Kapidakis, National Documentation Centre / National Hellenic Research Foundation and Greg Karvounarakis, University of Crete and ICS-FORTH, Greece

Digital library objects can be quite complex, with a lot of metadata and data in different digital forms, and currently, most installations of digital library systems need computer expert personnel to administer and maintain them. We designed and implemented tools to simplify addition, modification and numerous other maintenance actions in a digital library, for use by content contributors (where appropriate) and librarians without special computer training.

Our tools provide an easy way to input or modify the metadata describing a submission and also to upload the digital documents, as well as inspect, commit or modify new submissions (and old objects) to a set of collections, even with different metadata fields. They are easy to install, while - at the same time - they are powerful and configurable.

The tools are modular and generic, and cover even rare requirements. The configuration choices allow the customization of the tools for use with different digital library systems using different metadata formats, fields, languages and many optional features, depending on the desired sophistication of the environment.

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