Simple Digital Library Index System

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at
Mon Jul 27 10:08:31 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Mike Dawson<mikeofmanchester at> wrote:
> Dear All,
> In Afghanistan we wanted to have a system that would make it as simple
> as possible to make a relatively large, replicated digital library
> accessible locally on the school server (external bandwidth here is
> about 64kbps per school).  In addition we wanted something that was
> very fast and easy to add content to (e.g. not having to type meta
> data again hundreds of times).
> We looked at Greenstone in particular - but that was relatively
> complex to setup and also would have been tricky to automate adding
> content to it / distributing it.  Moodle is really designed more for
> class / learning management.
> The system that we have made is based on Java / XSL - it makes digital
> libraries a breeze, not requiring any kind of database etc on the
> server:
> I have made a wiki page at:

Thanks so much for this - I was looking for this sort of thing :-) (I
had Python in mind, but I think I can live with Java for this ;-).
Let me know when you put up the code - I'll love to take a look at it.

Thanks once again,

Sayamindu Dasgupta

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