Advantages: one common look and feel Disadvantage: monolithic systems capable only of very specialized tasks. Nordbib, June 12th 2012
Re-use through applications User management (Authentication/Authorization) Import/Export tools (Data cleaning tools, Import data sources) Metadata management (Cataloging tools, indexes, lookup lists) File management (Storage, Versioning, Fixation,..)
Redesigning systems to enhance the flexibility of the software to add new functionalities as plug- ins to a core framework
To create a high-level system of building blocks that can be reused when creating repository-like applications: Project Catmandu
To create a next-generation repository service based on these building blocks: Project LibreCat.
Project Plan Catmandu: Open Source Data Toolkit LibreCat: Example Programs: LibreCat-Search, LibreCat-Citation, LibreCat-Grim, LibreCat-Archive... Suite of repository add-ons: Project Database, Research Groups, Authority Files
Nicolas Steenlant - Ghent Nicolas Franck - Ghent Patrick Hochstenbach - Ghent Snorri Briem - Lund Dave Sherohman - Lund Jörgen Eriksson - Lund Maria Hedberg - Lund Friedrich Shummann - Bielefeld Najko Jahn - Bielefeld Vitali Peil - Bielefeld Petra Kohorst - Bielefeld http://librecat.org Project collaborators