View the PDF document Greenstone: a comprehensive open-source digital library software system

Witten, I. H., McNab, R. J., Boddie, S. J., Bainbridge, D. (2000) Proc Fifth ACM Conference on Digital Libraries,San Antonio, Texas, June, pp 113-121. ACM Press.

This paper describes the Greenstone digital library software, a comprehensive, open-source system for the construction and presentation of information collections. Collections built with Greenstone offer effective full-text searching and metadata-based browsing facilities that are attractive and easy to use. Moreover, they are easily maintainable and can be augmented and rebuilt entirely automatically. The system is extensible: software "plugins" accommodate different document and metadata types.