[LIS-Forum] Urgent Need of GSDL Software

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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 09:04:15 +0100
From: John Rose <johnrose at alumni.caltech.edu>

Dear Mr Nath,

There have been three Greenstone CD-ROMs issued by UNESCO, but you should get 
the most recent one with version 2.70 which can be obtained from Jean-Claude 
Dauphin at UNESCO <jc.dauphin at unesco.org>. Alternatively, you can download the 
most recent version, 2.71 from the Greenstone site at http://www.greenstone.org

Please note that 2.71 is an "unstable" version which has many new functions but 
has not been completely debugged. The latest "stable" version is 2.70w (more 
recent than 2.70u on the UNESCO CD-ROM) which can be downloaded at 
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=12123 . The next stable 
version, 2.72, will be released around the end of 2006. It is very easy to 
update the version you are using by deleting the old one (keeping the existing 
collections) and installing the new one.

Greenstone enables a very easy and complete conversion of CDS/ISIS databases, 
either "as is" (for publishing CDS/ISIS data only) or for building a digital 
library with the documents associated with CDS/SIS records. There is a guide 
for this at 
http://greenstone.sourceforge.net/wiki/gsdoc/others/CDS-ISIS_to_DL.doc . If you 
want to use version 2.71 for CDS/ISIS conversion (instead of using 2.70 or 
waiting for 2.72), there are a couple of fixes to be done, which I could 

Finally, there is a South Asian Greenstone support effort whose website is 
http://greenstonesupport.iimk.ac.in ; you can sign up for the discussion/help 
group for this effort on this site, and/or for the main Greenstone discussion 
groups on the main Greenstone site.

regards, John Rose

> Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 01:14:36 -0800 (PST)
> From: Kumar Amar Nath <karn190 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [LIS-Forum] Urgent Need of GSDL Software
> To: lis-forum at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in
> Dear All
> please let me aware that how i can get the CD _Rom
> version of GSDL Software any version. Actually I am
> planning to make our library DIGITAL Library starting
> from digital access of Article collection. It is
> urgent please do the needfull.
> Kumar Aamar Nath
> Librarian
> R& D Centre
> HEG Ltd.Mandideep
> Near Bhopal.
> # 09424402359

                 John B. Rose
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