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dc.contributor.authorBainbridge, David
dc.contributor.authorEdgar, Katrina D.
dc.contributor.authorWitten, Ian H.
dc.contributor.authorMcPherson, John R.
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at Trondheim, Norwayen_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBainbridge, D., Edgar, K.D., McPherson, J.R. & Witten, I. H. (2003). Managing change in a digital library system with many interface languages. In T. Koch & I.T. Solvberg(Eds), Proceedings of 7th European Conference, ECDL 2003 Trondheim, Norway, August 17-22, 2003(pp. 350-6-361). Berlin: Springer.en_US
dc.description.abstractManaging the organizational and software complexity of a comprehensive open source digital library system presents a significant challenge. The challenge becomes even more imposing when the interface is available in different languages, for enhancements to the software and changes to the interface must be faithfully reflected in each language version. This paper describes the solution adopted by Greenstone, a multilingual digital library system distributed by UNESCO in a trilingual European version (English, French, Spanish), complete with all documentation, and whose interface is available in many further languages. Greenstone incorporates a language translation facility which allows authorized people to update the interface in specified languages. A standard version control system is used to manage software change, and from this the system automatically determines which language fragments need updating and presents them to the human translator.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Berlinen_US
dc.source7th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Librariesen_NZ
dc.subjectcomputer scienceen_US
dc.subjectmultilingual systems
dc.subjectinterface architecture
dc.subjectvision control system
dc.titleManaging change in a digital library system with many interface languagesen_US
dc.typeConference Contributionen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Librariesen_NZ
pubs.volumeProc. 7th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL '03, LNCS 2769en_NZ

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