Other Software Tools
Here are some software tools for handling metadata in various formats that are available from other organisations. See also:
|MetaStar Product Suite|
|Publisher||Blue Angel Technologies, Inc.|
MetaStar Search: This is a Java tool that searches and retrieves information from one or more Z39.50 servers over a network. This tool is targeted at users with more sophisticated search needs.
MetaStar Data Entry: This is a Java tool that provides the ability to remotely enter metadata directly from a Java-enabled Web Browser.
MetaStar Gateway: This is an HTML tool that, similar to the MetaStar Search tool, retrieves information from one or more Z39.50 servers over a network. This tool is targeted at users with less sophisticated search needs.
MetaStar Server: The server makes metadata, full-text, and multimedia records available on the Internet or intranet using the ANSI/NISO Z39.50 information search and retrieval protocol. The server is integrated and packaged with a number of popular third-party search engine products.
MetaStar Repository: The repository is an administrative tool for entering, importing, managing, and exporting metadata in a variety of file formats. It comes pre-populated with well-known standards (i.e., GILS, FGDC, DIF,Dublin Core, etc.) which users can customize (without programming) to meet their specific needs.
Our tools work together to provide an end to end metadata solution. The Client (from a web browser) can be used to enter records into a database management system or they can use the repository to import records into the database. Once the records are captured, the repository gives the user the ability to edit and/or verify the accuracy of the records prior to publication. When the records are ready to be published, the repository is also used to export the records to the server. The server, in turn, provides quick search and retrieval access to the records over the Internet or local intranet. Remote users can then search and retrieve the records using one of the clients from their web browser.
|Keywords||Java, Z39.50, HTML, multimedia, GILS, FGDC, DIF, Dublin Core|
Commercial software. Information supplied by Jon Riewe
|Author||Index Data, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Publisher||Index Data, email@example.com|
|Description||The Zebra system is a fielded free-text indexing and retrieval engine with a Z39.50 frontend. You can use any compatible, commercial or freeware Z39.50 client to access data stored in Zebra.|
|Keywords||Z39.50, GILS, free-text indexing, search, retrieve|
|Reggie - The Metadata Editor|
|Requirements||Java-enabled Web browser|
Currently supported schemas include:
The Reggie applet works best on the Version 4 browsers from Netscape and Microsoft.
|Keywords||Dublin Core, DC, RDF, GILS, Editor, Java, ANZLIC, EDNA, AGLS, HTML|
|Dublin Core Metadata Template|
|Author||Traugott Koch, Mattias Borell, Merten Berggren|
|Publisher||Nordic Metadata Project|
|Description||This service is provided by the "Nordic Metadata Project" in order to assure good support for the creation of Dublin Core metadata to the Nordic "Net-publisher" community.|
|Keywords||Dublin Core, DC, Nordic Metadata Project, Nordic Web Index|
|d2m : Dublin Core to MARC converter|
|Publisher||Nordic Metadata Project|
|Description||The converter is capable of producing records in USMARC and all Nordic MARC formats from Dublin Core. The aim is to build both a stand-alone converter and a C library that can be plugged into existing applications.|
|Keywords||Dublin Core, DC, MARC, USMARC, NORMARC, DANMARC, FINMARC|
|Comments||Source is not yet available.|
|MetaWeb - Metadata Tools and Services|
|Author||Australian Defence Force Academy, Charles Sturt University, DSTC, National Library of Australia|
The MetaWeb Project is pleased to announce the availability of Australian
software tools which support the generation and maintenance of standard
metadata sets, thereby improving the search mechanisms for networked
The software tools have been configured to run at an organisational or a national level. Any government department, university, institution or business interested in creating high quality metadata can adapt the tools to create an in-house repository of metadata accessible either internally or externally.
The software tools have been developed in the JAVA programming language, which permits their deployment on a range of UNIX and NT platforms. They are:
The software tools currently support the Dublin Core metadata element set, but are configurable to support other standard metadata element sets used in Australia, including the AGLS (Australian Government Locator Service), EdNA (Education Network of Australia), and ANZLIC (Australia & New Zealand Land Information Council).
|Keywords||DC, MetaWeb, Java, Reggie|
|Comments||The software tools are available as executables, free-of-charge.|
|Description||MKSearch is a free, open source search engine that indexes structured metadata in Web documents, not free text in the document body. The data acquisition system conforms to the Dublin Core metadata in HTML recommendations; supports other application profiles, such as the UK e-Government Metadata Standard; and indexes native RDF formats, including RSS 1.0.|