Tutorial LA-WEB 2006

Digital collections management using xmLibris

en español

Antonio Razo

Laboratory of Interactive and Cooperative Technologies ICT
Universidad de las Américas, Puebla

This tutorial will introduce the requirements and steps to build and manage digital collections using xmLibris.

xmLibris is a tool Developer within the CUDI 2005 project “Public Software for the Digitalization and Dissemination of Ancient Repositories.” Among the characteristics of xmLibris we could highlight the following: Web interface for managing and consulting documents, annotations and handling images, metadata and full texts searches, and the usage of standards for supporting the interoperability between collections.

All these functionalities are ready to use once the application is installed. xmLibris was developed using Java Server Pages (JSP) along with a XML data base and requires an application Server. The minimum requirements for xmLibris are the following:

Java SDK 1.4 or later.
Tomcat Server 4.1 or later.
5 Mb of free space for the application.
Free space for storing the collections.
A JavaScript enabled Web browser for the administrator and the clients. Internet Explorer 6.0 or Mozilla Firefox 1.5

About the speaker

M.S. Antonio Razo is currently a researcher for the Interactive and Cooperative Technologies (ICT) at the University of The Americas, Puebla. During 2005, he was an active member of the CUDI project “Public Software for the Digitalization and Spreading of Ancient Repositories.” In this project he had a role as technical responsible for the development of the xmLibris software.

He obtained his graduated degree and M.S. degree as Computer Science Engineer from the University of the Americas, Puebla (UDLA). His interest areas include visualization, geographic information systems, XML technologies and Web Services.