So I’ve spent the past couple of weeks trying to familiarize myself with the most common open source digital repository software tools. The thing is, I’m going to spend the next 2 years of my life researching on current existing digital libraries software architectures… and eventually (hopefully) prove that a much simpler architecture can work just as well as the current complex software stacks.
Greenstone is a legend! It’s probably because it was one of the first digital repository software package to be implemented. The other reason why it is popular is because it is developed and distributed in corporation with UNESCO.
The Linux distribution basically comes with statically linked binaries (see output below). The installation package also comes bundled with all the necessary tools(ImageMagick with JPEG200 support and Apache web server) required for Greenstone to function appropriately. (more…)