The Development and Usage of the Greenstone Digital Library Software
Witten, I. H. (2008). The development and usage of the greenstone digital library software. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 35(2), 31-38.
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The Greenstone software has helped spread the practical impact of digital library technology throughout the world-particularly in developing countries. This article reviews the project’s origins, usage, and the development of support mechanisms for Greenstone users. We begin with a brief summary of salient aspects of this open source software package and its user population. Next we describe how its international, humanitarian focus arose. We then review the special requirements imposed by the conditions that prevail in developing courtiers. Finally we discuss efforts to establish regional support organizations for Greenstone in India and Africa.
This is an author’s version of a article published in Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 35(2), 31-38. © 2008 ASIS&T.