Greenstone Support

Vuoi saperne un po' di più su Greenstone? Hai problemi a installare o a costruire collezioni? Ci sono molte fonti di aiuto a cui rivolgersi.

Greenstone Documentation Wiki

Il Greenstone wiki è uno sportello unico per tutta la documentazione su Greenstone, incluso quanto segue:

  • Release Notes Release notes are published for each new release, and include a heap of useful information such as installation instructions, important changes and bug fixes, known issues, etc.
  • Beginner Guide Guida alle basi dell'utilizzo del software Greenstone.
  • Greenstone Tutorials There are many Greenstone tutorials to teach you about how to build different kinds of collections.
  • FAQ Le FAQ contengono una lista di domande comuni su Greenstone, tra cui come ottenere il software, l'installazione e il funzionamento di Greenstone e la costruzione della collezione. Questo faceva parte del vecchio wiki e potrebbe essere obsoleto.
  • Greenstone Legacy Documentation Ci sono diversi manuali e guide che accompagnano Greenstone. Questa pagina fornisce link a tutti loro, molti dei quali in più lingue. Sono vecchi e non sono stati aggiornati di recente, ma possono essere ancora utili.
  • Documented Example Collections Collezioni Greenstone la cui pagina "informazioni" descrive come sono costruite. Questa pagina fornisce una breve descrizione e fornisce link ad esse.

Mailing Lists and Regional Networks

There are several Greenstone related mailing lists, intended primarily for discussions about the Greenstone digital library software. Active users of Greenstone should consider joining one or more of these lists and contributing to the discussions.

Note: Please consult the other information sources, particularly the wiki and mailing list archives, before posting a question to a list.

Note: You may need to subscribe to these lists before you post to them.

The following lists are run by other organisations, and are not monitored by the Greenstone team.

The following two lists are run by the Greenstone development team, and are English language lists.

Regional Support Groups

Several regional groups exist that provide support for using Greenstone:

  • African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN) African Digital Libraries Support Network (ADLSN) is a community of African practitioners and other interested actors with a common goal of supporting the preservation and dissemination of local digital content. They work through National Centres and Support Communities in the following countries: Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
  • Greenstone Support for South Asia This support effort is undertaken by the Center for the Development of Digital Libraries (CDDL) at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode in collaboration with the Digital Library Network South Asia and the Greenstone development team in order to ensure effective promotion and support for Greenstone in South Asia.
  • Centro Nacional de Promocion de Greenstone Argentina's National Centre for the Promotion of Greenstone.
  • Arabic Greenstone blog Arabic language blog discussing Greenstone and digital library issues.

Other Resources

How To Build a Digital Library
Cos'è una biblioteca digitale? Che aspetto ha? Da dove provengono le informazioni? Come si fa a metterle insieme? Da dove cominciare? Questo è un libro che risponde a queste domande in modo semplice e diretto, con un forte sapore di "come" pratico. Il libro descrive anche il software Greenstone.

Commercial Support

Prodigio Consultores offer professional services for Greenstone in Latin America. They are major contributors to Greenstone support in Spanish.

Opalle Innovation offers professional advice, technical support, internationalization, hosting, and custom solutions for Greenstone2 users.

Training

A variety of organizations have run Greenstone training courses in the past, not all of which we have been involved in:

UNESCO has sponsored training courses in Bangalore (2002 and 2003), Almaty (2003), Suva (2003, with USP), Senegal (2004)
Contact Jean-Claude Dauphin jc.dauphin@unesco.org

UNESCO IITE (Institute of Information Technology in Education) are planning courses in Cairo, Bangkok, Moscow
Contact Azat Khannanov Azat.Khannanov@iite.ru

University of Pune, India by Shubhada Nagarkar shubha@bioinfo.ernet.in

IIM Kozhikode by M.G. Sreekumar mgsree@iimk.ac.in

Infomed Cuba by Gustavo Kouri gkouric@infomed.sld.cu

SLAIS, University of British Columbia by Edie Rasmussen edie@interchange.ubc.ca

FAO and SPC Fiji by Christina Tuitubou ChristinaT@spc.int

Digital Library conferences sometimes have Greenstone tutorials
JCDL, ECDL, ICADL, ICDL

Librarian conferences sometimes have Greenstone workshops and presentations
LITA, ALA Annual Conference, ASIST

We do not know what upcoming courses these organizations are scheduling: please contact them directly.

Alternatively, if your department/organization is willing to organise and fund a Greenstone workshop in your area, we might be able to run it (depending on what other commitments we have). We would require our air travel and basic accomodation to be paid for, and if you're feeling generous, a donation towards our research costs would be appreciated.

Self-study courses

La FAO/UNESCO ha sviluppato un modulo autonomo dal titolo "Digitalizzazione e biblioteche digitali" disponibile a: http://www.imarkgroup.org/ o contatto: IMARKenquiries@fao.org

IITE have a self-study course "Digital libraries in education"
Contact Azat Khannanov Azat.Khannanov@iite.ru

Donations and Contract Research

Greenstone is distributed free under the GNU General Public License, and will continue to be. We provide support by responding to queries on the email lists, and will continue to do this to the best of our ability - but we cannot guarantee this service, particularly with increasing traffic. For those with funds, there are further opportunities.

"Vuoi una nuova funzione?" Il gruppo di ricerca Greenstone intraprende la ricerca a contratto per migliorare Greenstone aggiungendo nuove strutture e funzionalità. Contatta greenstone@waikato.ac.nz greenstone@waikato.ac.nz.