Archive for June, 2008

A Fedora Librarian Interface

David Bainbridge. Friday, June 20th, 2008.

The ideas encapsulated in the Greenstone Librarian Interface (GLI) are now available for people working with the Fedora Digital Repository system. Currently the software is checked into the SVN repository — we will produce binaries for this as part of the next general Greenstone release. For now, if you’re interested to try it out, follow the instructions for checking out Greenstone (works with either Greenstone 2 or 3). You will also want to install a version of Fedora.

When you check out the Greenstone Librarian Interface part of the SVN install, you also get all the necessary files for the Fedora Librarian Interface . Once you have the code compiled, where you would usually run ‘’ (for Mac or Linux) run ‘’. For Windows, it is fli.bat

OAI Metadata Analysis Tool updated

Dave Nichols. Thursday, June 5th, 2008.

The OAI Visualisation and metadata analysis tool has been upgraded with:

  • lists of potential duplicate values for each element (using approximate string matching, i.e. edit distances)
  • lists of records that are missing particular elements
  • better linking to source item records
  • greatly improved stability

This new alpha 2 version is now running at the same URL: