Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:34:46 GMT

Kepler – A Digital Library for Individuals

“The purpose of Kepler is to give any user the ability to easily self-archive publications by means of an “archivelet”: a self-contained, self-installing software system that functions as an Open Archives Initiative data provider. Kepler archivelets are designed to be easy to install, use and maintain. Kepler is a perfect solution for those that need to be OAI-PMH compliant, but do not have the resources for more complicated OAI-PMH software installations. Some features of Kepler include:

  • Configurable community standards
  • Tailored publication and search services
  • Broad and fast dissemination
  • Interoperable with other communities

In this web site we document and make code available from an NSF supported project to develop Kepler for communities that wish to tailor their publication and search services and enforce configurable standards. Our long-term vision is to provide tools and software for communities to easily deploy digital libraries that are customized for their needs, can be populated, managed, and are “open” for development of future services.” [via Library News Daily]

[The Shifted Librarian]