I didn't spend much time with Fedora. I did the initial selection about a
Dspace or GreenStone.
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Dan Hanks
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> Subject: [BeyondGen] Re: Family digital repositories
> Hi Dallan,
> I'm curious to know if you looked at the Fedora digital
> library software (http://www.fedora-commons.org/) as well
> when evaluating which software to use.
> If so, what were your impressions of it? Where was it
> lacking, when compared to DSpace?
> Thanks for any thoughts,
> -- Dan
> On 3/5/08, Dallan Quass <dal...@quass.org> wrote:
> > Hi Dan,
> > Interesting that you bring up digital libraries. Having a digital
> > library for preserving digital artifacts and making them more
> > accessible to others is a great idea. I'm in the middle of
> > customizing DSpace right now, making it work with Amazon S3 for
> > storage, putting it on MySQL instead of Postgres, customizing the
> > metadata fields for genealogy, etc. We'll be launching with some
> > content from Africana Heritage soon. The plan is to
> eventually open it up to every user at WeRelate.
> > I'm interested in volunteers if anyone would like to help
> out. The
> > DSpace software is written in Java and is open-source, and the
> > resulting digital library will be free for anyone to use. (I'll
> > probably limit uploads to 1GB / person.) The main issue
> right now is
> > that the default screens are functional but ugly. Anyone who has
> > graphic, html, and/or css skills who doesn't mind editing
> > simple jsp pages would be greatly appreciated! Another area, less
> > urgent, is making it work with SOLR
> > DSpace currently uses lucene, but SOLR has some nice
> features I think are worth taking advantage of.
> > --dallan
> > http://www.werelate.org/wiki/User:Dallan
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Dan
> Hanks > Sent:
> > Wednesday, March 05, 2008 5:13 PM > To:
> firstname.lastname@example.org >
> > Subject: [BeyondGen] Family digital repositories > > >
> I've noticed
> > in the last few years a large accumulation of > digital
> > among my extended family members, from > the explosion of digital
> > photographs, to scans of historical > documents and so forth.
> > > I'd love to see some way for all my family members to >
> > upload and catalog such digital objects, essentially > to create a
> > family digital repository, that any member of the > family
> can add to
> > or update.
> > > I'm aware of a number of digital library software
> projects > out
> > there, like GreenStone and DSpace. In a sense, services >
> like Flickr
> > are also digital repositories.
> > > Are there any of these tools that you're aware of that lend >
> > themselves well to this sort of thing?
> > > Finding the right software for this is one problem, getting >
> > family members to actually use such a system is another > problem
> > altogether > :-) > > -- Dan > > >