[Humanist] 22.329 software for a digital objects repository

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 329.
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        Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 07:12:17 -0500
        From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist]  22.325 software for a digital objects repository?
        In-Reply-To: <20081114100746.D5744263FB at woodward.joyent.us>

I would use Eprints.org .  It is simple to customize(you probably  
won't need a programmer, common sense will probably do just fine),  
free, and meets the standards.

You'll need a programmer for fedora, I've not used Contentdm because  
it's not free.  I've used dspace.org software and it is pretty  
standard if labor intensive to customize.

I've never heard of stellant, but i checked it out on http://www.cmsmatrix.org/ 
  and it seems fairly normal.  If I had to choose a cms-based system,   
I'd choose drupal.   It is easy enough to customize and it has a huge  
user community which is growing in education.   It also has the  
plugins that would make a digital object repository work fairly  
easily, almost rising to the ease of eprints.org.

> Hi everyone,
> I am about to begin a project dealing with a digital objects
> repository. There are many software options. Is there someone who can
> give me some advice about these different solutions?
> - Fedora Commons
> - a generalist CMS as Stellent (with its digital objects management
> option)
> - others?
> I am seeking a software that can manage easily different access types
> and many collections, generates standard metadata outputs and requires
> very light programming for search and browse interfaces...
> Thanks,
> Ren� Audet

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