CERN Document Server Software (CDSware) is the software developed by, maintained by, and used at, the CERN Document Server. It enables you to run your own electronic preprint server, your own online library catalogue or a document system on the web. It complies with the Open Archive Initiative metadata harvesting protocol and uses MARC-21 as its underlying bibliographic standard.
At CERN, the CDSware manages over 350 collections of data, consisting of over 450,000 bibliographic records, including 170,000 fulltext documents. (Covering preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs, and more. Consult http://cds.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.
- 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 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>.
The CDS software runs on top of MySQL database server and Apache/PHP web application server. To install the CDS Software, please consult the INSTALL file.
Good luck, and thanks for choosing the CERN Document Server Software.
- CDS Development Group <email@example.com> http://cds.cern.ch/