Aquitaine Patrimoines & Cyberdocs

Pandey, Rasik Aquitaine Patrimoines & Cyberdocs., 2003 . In 4th. Open Archives Forum, Bath, September 2003. [Presentation]


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Aquitaine Patrimoines is a cultural heritage portal or service provider in OAI terms. The portal attempts to pull together diverse cultural information sourced from libraries, media libraries, archives, museums, cultural heritage education centers, centers of documentation, etc. The data, harvested by means of the OAI protocol, describes various heritage resources concerning the Aquitaine region of France. The contributors and actors from international to local levels are interested in validating methodologies and technologies for sharing resources in a distributed environment as well as investigating the services which can be derived from these sources. The experiences encountered during the development of this portal brought to light the issues surrounding the creation an OAI service provider for cultural heritage purposes which ranged from technical to content concerns. Cyberdocs is a free/open-source platform for publishing structured electronic documents. Cyberdocs was realized as a result of experiences from the Cyberthèes project, an information processing platform for scholarly publishing initiated by Presses de l'Université de Montréal in 1997. The platform consists of modules serving three purposes: conversion, management, and publication (including OAI Repository and Harvester implementations). The use of standard technologies and open-source software to create this platform provides various technical and organizational benefits which can be of value to a larger community. The future of the Cyberdocs project will focus on incorporation more resources to support various types electronic structured documents, greater support for multilingualism in interfaces, and encouraging the involvement of more interested parties; therefore, allowing the platform to grow and become more useful to a larger public. Both of these projects incorporate SDX, an open-source system for searching and publishing XML documents, which is built upon the Apache Cocoon framework and incorporates the Apache Lucene search-engine. (documentation in English currently NOT available)

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Aquitaine Patrimoines, Cyberdocs, cultural heritage, portals, service providers, OAI
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Andrea Marchitelli
Date deposited: 16 Apr 2004
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:58


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