Metadata Management Tools

  • Content Management Systems: Archivist’s Toolkit

    The first open source archival data management system to provide broad, integrated support for the management of archives. Superseded in September 2013 by the ArchivesSpace application, though users may continue to use the software with support only from user communities.

  • Content Management Systems: Archon

    Automatically publishes archival descriptive information and digital archival objects in a user-friendly website; development efforts merging with Archivist’s Tookit to form ArchivesSapce in September 2013.

  • Content Management Systems: ArchivesSpace

    An open-source web application to manage descriptive information for archives, manuscripts, and digital objects, building on features of Archon and Archivists Toolkit

  • Content Management Systems: DSpace

    Open Archive Initiative (OAI)-compliant Open Source software released by MIT for archiving e-prints and other kinds of academic content

  • Database Software: PostgreSQL

    object-relational database system; has features of traditional proprietary database systems with enhancements to be found in next-generation database management systems

  • Music Notation: Variations

    digital music library software that provides online access to streaming audio and scanned score images with a flexible access control framework to ensure respect for intellectual property

  • Music Notation: MusicXML

    designed to represent musical scores in common Western musical notation; has interchange format for notation, performance, analysis, and retrieval

  • Programming: Hydrangea

    software stack that enables the creation, retrieval, updating, and deletion of digital content through a user-friendly repository interface that can be adapted and extended to deal with multiple content types

  • Programming: OpenWMS

    workflow management system for digital objects; provides a complete metadata creation system for analog and digital materials with services to ingest objects and metadata into a Fedora repository and to export these objects and metadata, individually and in bulk, in a METS/XML wrapper

  • Programming: Perl

    computer programming language designed for multi-tasking and real-time programming

  • Programming: python

    interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language; there is also pymarc for analyzing and editing MARC records

  • Programming: Solr

    Open Source digital repository based on the Apache Lucene Java search library