Welcome to the new look Meldex system, which has been
re-engineered to fit into the
greenstone digital library
framework. Currently in alpha testing, the source code
to this project will be made available under the terms
of the GNU license late November.
The new look system requires your browser to have
the Java 1.3 (or above) plugin installed. If this is not
the case, your browser should automatically
take you to the appropriate install page
at Sun Microsystems when you
first active the musical search page in Meldex.
Alternatively you may wish to install the plugin
just now by following the above link.
Tells you about the Greenstone software and the New Zealand Digital Library
Project where it originated
Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital
library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and
publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. Greenstone is produced by the
New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of
Waikato, and developed and distributed in cooperation with
UNESCO and the Human Info NGO. It is open-source
software, available from http://greenstone.org under the terms of
the GNU General Public License.
The aim of the software is to empower users, particularly in
universities, libraries, and other public service institutions, to
build their own digital libraries. Digital libraries are radically
reforming how information is disseminated and acquired in UNESCO's
partner communities and institutions in the fields of education,
science and culture around the world, and particularly in developing
countries. We hope that this software will encourage the effective
deployment of digital libraries to share information and place it in
the public domain.
This software is developed and distributed as an international
cooperative effort established in August 2000 among three parties.
New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato
Greenstone software grew out of this project, and this initiative
has been endorsed by the Communication Sub-Commission of the New
Zealand National Commission for UNESCO as part of New Zealand's
contribution to UNESCO's programme.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The dissemination of educational, scientific and cultural information
throughout the world, and particularly its availability in developing
countries, is central to UNESCO's goals as pursued within its
intergovernmental Information for All Programme, and appropriate,
accessible information and communication technology is seen as an important
tool in this context.
The Human Info NGO, based in Antwerp, Belgium
This project works with UN agencies and other NGOs, and has established
a worldwide reputation for digitizing documentation of interest to
human development and making it widely available, free of charge to
developing nations and on a cost-recovery basis to others.