Creating digital library collections with Greenstone

Ian H. Witten (Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand)
David Bainbridge (Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce Greenstone and explain how librarians use it to create and customize digital library collections.

Design/methodology/approach

Through an end‐user interface, users may add documents and metadata to collections, create new collections whose structure mirrors existing ones, and build collections and put them in place for users to view.

Findings

First‐time users can easily and quickly create their own digital library collections. More advanced users can design and customize new collection structures

Originality/value

The Greenstone digital library software is a comprehensive system for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a way of organizing information based on metadata and publishing it on the Internet or on removable media such as CD‐ROM/DVD.

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Citation

Witten, I. and Bainbridge, D. (2005), "Creating digital library collections with Greenstone", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 23 No. 4, pp. 541-560. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378830510636337

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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