CERN Document Server Software (CDSware) enables you to run your own electronic preprint server, your own online library catalogue or a digital document system on the web. It complies with the Open Archive Initiative metadata harvesting protocol and uses MARC21 as its underlying bibliographic standard.
CDSware is developed at, and maintained by, the CERN Document Handling Group. At CERN, the CDSware installation manages over 400 collections of data, consisting of over 600,000 bibliographic records, including 250,000 fulltext documents, covering preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs, videos, and more. Please consult http://cdsweb.cern.ch/ for details.
We aim at user friendliness and speed. Among the features of CDS are:
- Configurable portal-like interfaces for hosting various kind of collections.
- Powerful search engine with Google-like syntax and integrated metadata, reference and fulltext searching.
- User personalization, including document baskets and email notification alerts.
The CDS Software is free software licenced under terms of GNU General Public Licence (GPL). It is provided on an "as is" basis. However, please note that a support contract can be arranged with the CDS Development Group in which we, the developers, can help you to install, configure, and maintain the system (featuring email and telnet support throughout the year), including development of new local features should such a need arise. If you are interested in concluding a support contract with us, please contact the CDS Development Group at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
CDSware runs on Unix-like systems and requires MySQL database server and Apache/Python/PHP web application server. Please consult the INSTALL file for more information.
Good luck, and thanks for choosing the CERN Document Server Software.
- CDS Development Group <email@example.com> http://cdsware.cern.ch/