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dLibra software is the first Polish system for building digital libraries. This software supports the entire publishing process - from the editor work by making a work available online until after the introduction of amendments and publication of subsequent editions. dLibra is widely used by institutions such as academic and public libraries, museums or archives to provide digital form of their collections. It is now the most popular system for building digital libraries in Poland.
dLibra enables creating professional repositories of digital documents and sharing them with other people and systems on the Internet. Data exchange is based on generally accepted standards and protocols such as RSS, RDF, MARC, DublinCore or OAI-PMH. Digital libraries based on dLibra offer their users many powerful possibilities such as searching the content of the collected resources, searching bibliographic descriptions using synonyms dictionary, grouping digital publications and navigating their structure or precise and extensive ability to define rules for access to resources.
Providing tools for creating digital libraries in Poland and sharing modern services and new digital content in scientific network PIONIER - construction of infrastructure of digital libraries on this basis in the PIONIER network.
The first digital library based on dLibra software, Digital Library of Wielkopolska (http://www.wbc.poznan.pl) was launched October 1, 2002 through cooperation between the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center and Poznań Foundation of Scientific Libraries. This library is currently the largest digital library in Poland. Since that time, dLibra system systematically gained in popularity, becoming the most popular system for building digital libraries in Poland.
dLibra is currently used by hundreds of institutions to build dozens of regional and institutional digital libraries (the current list of implementations is available at http://dlibra.psnc.pl/biblioteki/). In addition to publicly accessible installations dLibra is also used for internal applications (such as management of internal documents of the institutions). All publicly accessible libraries together form a platform of distributed Polish digital libraries in PIONIER network, giving access to hundreds of thousands of digital objects and their metadata and for advanced services based on shared objects, such as distributed searching or the network user profile. Integrating element of the platform has been available since June 2007, the Federation of Digital Libraries (http://fbc.pionier.net.pl/.)
DLibra system allows the storage of digital objects in any format (eg multifiled HTML pages, PDF documents, audio and video recordings, etc) and each of the stored objects can be described using the framework defined by a set of metadata within a certain repository. Stored objects can be made available to readers on the Internet through a dedicated web site repository. DLibra repositories can also cooperate with other online systems using open communication standards, such as the OAI-PMH protocol, or RSS feeds.
dArceo is a long term preservation system for source data (e.g. master files), initially developed by PSNC as a part of the SYNAT project . This system has been successfully included in the PSNC package DInGO – the set of tools to digitize and share collections on-line and it is currently used by dozens of Polish cultural and scientific institutions.
The registration for 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries organized in Poznan, Poland on 14-18.09.2015 is now open! Early registration deadline is the end of July, late registration closes in the end of August.