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



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


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.


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


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.



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

Download as .RIS



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.