[Web4lib] Release of Open Source Digital Library project : Kete Version 1.0

Joann Ransom jransom at library.org.nz
Fri May 30 21:33:42 EDT 2008

Horowhenua Library Trust and Katipo Communications in New Zealand are
pleased to annouce the release of Kete Version 1.0.

Kete provides a platform for developing community contributed content.  It
allows uploading of different types of content: topics (html text based
content), documents, audio files, images, movies and links. Kete is the
māori word for basket, in the Kete system a basket is the overall organising
structure for content. Beyond baskets content is organised by the community
using tagging and relating pieces of content to each other.

Kete is developed with Ruby on Rails, utilizes Zebra z39.50 full text
indexing engine developed by IndexData, is fully compatible with Koha, and
is released under a GNU General Public License (GPL).

Kete recently won the 2007 3M Award for Innovation in New Zealand Libraries,
and a Special Mention at the 2007 World Summit Awards for the North America
- Oceania Region in the e-inclusion section.

Full documentation, contacts and links to the code repository can be found
at the project site http://kete.net.nz

Joann Ransom.

Project Manager.

Horowhenua Library Trust

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