Nichols, D.M., Rose, J., Bainbridge, D. & Witten, I.H. (2010). Experiences with the Greenstone digital library software for international development. Paper presented at the Digital Libraries for International Development Workshop (JCDL/ICADL 2010). Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
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Greenstone is a versatile open source multilingual digital library environment, emerging from research on text compression within the New Zealand Digital Library Research Project in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato. In 1997 we began to work with Human Info NGO to help them produce fully-searchable CD-ROM collections of humanitarian information. The software has since evolved to support a variety of application contexts. Rather than being simply a delivery mechanism, we have emphasised the empowerment of users to create and distribute their own digital collections.
This article has been presented at the Digital Libraries for International Development Workshop (JCDL/ICADL 2010). Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. © 2010 the authors.