Development of open source systems for digital libraries – ProArc the system for digital document production and archiving


  • Martin Lhoták Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic / Institute of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague


digital library, open source, metadata, long term archiving


Open source solutions are widely used to run a digital library (for example DSpace, EPrints and Fedora Commons repository). Nevertheless there is not many open source tools available for a digital document production and there is not many tools for long term archiving of digital documents. In the frame of the Czech Digital Library project the open source ProArc system is developed which enables to create standardized metadata, export digital documents to a digital library and provide data for long term archiving. The solution follows international standards and it can be freely used by all interested institutions which want to run digitization projects.