[Web4lib] LDAP Digital Library

Sutherland, Paul Paul.Sutherland at ccc.govt.nz
Fri Jul 28 00:38:43 EDT 2006

I am sure you have encountered Fez
"Fez is an open source project to produce and maintain a highly flexible
web interface to FEDORA for any Library or Insituition to configure and
publish or archive documents of any type sustainably."

"LDAP (or Active Directory) and internal group Authentication and
Security based on FezACML to describe user roles an rights on a per
object basis or through parent collection or community security
Based on Communities and Collections with object relationships mapped
with RELS-EXT datastreams. "

> -----Original Message-----
> From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org 
> [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Chris Cormack
> Sent: Thursday, 27 July 2006 2:02 p.m.
> To: Jim McGregor
> Cc: web4lib at webjunction.org
> Subject: Re: [Web4lib] LDAP Digital Library
> Hi all
> Im replying on behalf of Walter who is fighting with some 
> greylisting issues
> to become subscribed to the list.
> His response is below.
> Chris
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 11:50:34AM +1200, Jim McGregor said:
> > Hi
> > We are looking to establish a digital library, or document 
> management
> > system, but with rather more fine-grained access control 
> than most seem
> > to offer.
> [snip]
> > 
> > Is there a solution out there that could be readily implemented?
> > Thanks
> > jim
> > 
> Hi Jim, 
> I'm in the beginning stages of a project that is going to be a  
> digital library geared toward gathering artifacts of community  
> history and digitizing them.  One of the goals of this project is to  
> create or use an open source tool that can be distributed to other  
> history oriented organizations.  Another of it's requirements is to  
> have fine-grained permissions on content.  It sounds like we have  
> some similarities.  
> I've used OpenACS (openacs.org) to create digital libraries in the   
> past.  We may use it for this project, too.  I suggest you check it   
> out.  It has built in LDAP authentication and a versioned content   
> repository.  It doesn't, however, have a pre-built library system,   
> but does have numerous packages that may be useful.   
> Depending on your timeframe and goals, we might want to 
> collaborate    
> on a general solution that works for us and can be given back 
> to the    
> community.    
> Cheers,     
> Walter McGinnis
> -- 
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