Digital Archive System - Library,Public records,Museum - Infocom

Digital Archive System - Library,Public records,Museum - Infocom

InfoLib ( Digital Archive System - Library,Public records,Museum - Infocom )

Official archives, ancient documents, valuable papers, research results, academic publications. InfoLib is digital archive system, designed to give to the public easy access to all information available on the internet. It functions as an institutional repository system which releases digital archive systems, such as official archives, ancient documents, valuable papers, research results, academic publication, and research results and academic knowledge, and also as a growing thesis database. By adapting to international standards, the InfoLib digital archive system has the ability to collaborate or connect with other external institutions.

Advantages of InfoLib

Simple and Easy-To-Use Screens

The InfoLib Digital Archive System uses simple and easy-to-use screen interfaces in order for users to find data easily.

Easy Steps to Release Your Database

You can construct Web database through only four steps from registration to the release of data. Technical skills are not required for these steps.

Full Correspondence with WWW

All operations can be done through the Web Browser. There is no requirement for special plug-ins.

Unicode Enabled

Unicode ( UTF-8 ) enabled. This allows you to deal with the data including multi languages.

DublinCore Supported

For metadata, InfoLib is DublinCore supported, DublinCore is the most developed metadata element set. It is also enabled to correspond to other metadata elements.

Specialized XML Search System

Capable of high speed search using a specifying XML tag structure.

Super High Speed Search

By using OpenText as search engine, the system is capable of super high speed searches.

International Standard

Registered data can be released through the operation of International Standard Z39.50. By using the WWW and Z39.50 gateway system, cross searches with other Z39.50 servers can be made. It is also able to cross search with other InfoLibs.

OAI-PMH Enabled

InfoLib is OAI-PMH ( Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting ), a communication protocol for metadata exchange, enabled. This means that registered data can be released at an OAI-PMH repository. It is also capable of gathering metadata from other repositories through the OAI-PMH harvester.

SRW Enabled

InfoLib is SRW ( Search / Retrieve Web Service ) Z39.50 standard, which has been attracting attention as next-generation technology, enabled. This means that the registered data can also be released through SRW.

InfoLib Operating Environment

Linux [ CPU ] Intel Pentium4 3.0GHz or more
[ RAM ] 1GB or more ( Recommendation : 2GB or more )
[ OS / DB ] RedHat Enterprise Linux Ver4 and PostgreSQL8.1.3
Solaris [ CPU ] Sun UltraSPARC III 1.0GHz or more
[ RAM ] 1GB or more ( Recommendation : 2GB or more )
[ OS / DB ] Solaris10 and PostgreSQL 8.1.3 or Solaris10 and Oracle10g

The Operating Environment above is just to be used as a reference.
We will give you professional advice on the most suitable spec corresponding to your system configuration.

INFOCOM CORPORATION is "Platinum partner" of the world first of DCMI.
Makx Dekkers
DCMI Executive Managing Director : Makx Dekkers

DCMI acknowledges the contribution that Infocom Corporation makes to DCMI through its continued Platinum Partnership, which helps DCMI to sustain its activities to the benefit of a global audience of metadata experts and users.

The Package Line-up

InfoLib - Basic Package

Nowadays with so much information available, new technology is needed that allows you to find the information certainly and quickly, among all kinds of information regardless of the variety in formats. To meet this need, InfoLib has been developed to be able to effectively use all kinds of digital information. InfoLib uses a high search function "Open Text ( Canadian Open Text[TM] Corporation )" to target information quickly and efficiently, though the use of the XML supported super high-speed search engine "Open Text" at the system core.

InfoLib - META ( Archive search )
Quick Whole-Text Search on WEB Browser ( OpenText )

infoLib-META is a high speed, full text retrieval system. Any metadata created through InfoLib-EDIT can be quickly searched and viewed on the web browser. Thanks to the Open Text feature, XML data can be searched quickly and directly using the whole text search function.

Specified XML Search Function

The XML search function allows for searchers to find specific data by defining XML data structure ( tags and classifications ). The search function is able to respond, without stress, to complex search criteria with a variety of items and keywords.

Category Hierarchies Search Function

The data created through the InfoLib-EDIT system can be accessed and searched for thorough InfoLib-META system. This search can be specified through a hierarchical structure, or narrowed down to a search of limited target data classifications.

InfoLib-EDIT ( Control of Mega Data Editing )
XML Based Data Editing Feature

The InfoLib-EDIT is a metdata editing and control system, based off the XML structure. It also controls metadata editing, which is necessary for digital archiving. Through the web browser, metadata can be added, renewed, and removed. This can be done without needing to worry about the XML structure. For advanced users, text editing is also possible in XLM forms.

Batch Processing

It is possible to output and register the metadata in both a CSV format and an XML format at the same time.

Schema Definition Option

Metadata schema ( data structure ) can be applied by personal preference. The system uses DublinCore Simple Element Set as a default.

Categorized Storage System

Archived metadata can be stored and operated on in categories. This system allows for a hierarchical structure ; making a large amount of archived data easy to search, sort through, and classify.

Contents Management

This feature manages contents files. The content data can be operated on in the web browser ( registration, renewal, and removal of data ).

Import and Export

Through the usage of the XML formatted export and import feature, the system can support the transfer and registration of large amounts of archived metadata.

InfoLib-USER ( User Management )
Easy User Management

Users are registered simply by filling out certain information on the web browser. Users can be managed in groups. Administrative control can be assigned to each individual group, so the management is easy. User information can be renewed by the users themselves.

[ InfoLib-Basic Package ] System Image
[ InfoLib-Basic Package ] System Image

InfoLib - DBR

InfoLib-DBR is designed as a package to create and distinguish specified databases from different kinds of data, and to release the data integrally. The advantage of InfoLib-DBR is easy database building by simply adding brief set-ups on CSV data. The individual databases can relate to others, regardless of their types, and so can be used in a wide range of settings.

Advantages of [ InfoLib-DBR ]
Simple Database Compilation

Simple Database Compilation by adding brief establishment to register. Based on the registered data, InfoLib-DBR automatically creates search page, search list page, and detail-indicated pages. These pages are available in two languages; Japanese and English.

Simple Data Registration Process

Expert knowledge is not required to register the data ; anyone can easily follow the wizard through the four simple steps involved.

Creation of Various Database Types

Different kinds of database types can be created.

Super High Speed Search

The adaptation of the high speed search engine "Open Text" which supports XML, allows stress-free searching.

Main Features of [ InfoLib-DBR ]
Simple Registration Feature

Data in CSV format and in XML format can be registered at once.

Specific Data Editing Feature

You can edit and remove the registered data. Adding new data is also enabled.

Personalized Page Design Function

You can personalize page design according to your tastes. The banner on top, background color, background image of the search page, and description on the page can be altered depending on the appearance of each database.

Categorized Search Function

A categorized search page is automatically created by extracting tagged category information from the registered data.

Automatic Browsing Feature

Automatic browse search page are created to enable you to view the defined data items. You can run the search by selecting from the index.

Image Viewing Function

In case the registered data has image URL, you can refer to the corresponding image page. Also turning page effect and thumbnail image presentation is available.

Group Display

The list of the search results is indicated by grouping, in a hierarchical manner.

Support System for Searching

Pull-down lists, list box, and check box etc., can be arranged on the search page.

Cross Searching Function

You can cross search over each registered base.

Usage Statistics

The monthly usage statistics are shown, corresponding to each database.

Optional Features of [ InfoLib-DBR ]
Simple Set-Up of Z39.50 Target

Z39.50 target on registered data can be released through a simple set-up procedure. No specific knowledge or skills are required to operate this procedure.

Simple Set-Up of OAI-PMH Repository

OAI-PMH repository on registered data can be released through a simple set-up procedure. OAI-PMH repository supports jun2ii format, as an institutional repository, the data can be made available to National Institute of Informatics.

[ InfoLib-DBR ] System Image
[ InfoLib-DBR ] System Image
[ InfoLib-DBR ] Display Image
Search screen ( simple search )


Search result list screen

Search result list

Search result details screen


Search result details ( thumbnail image )

Thumbnail image

Image zoom screen

Image zoom

Administrator ( screen setting )


InfoLib - Global Finder

InfoLib-GlobalFinder is a package which corresponds to Z39.50 ( ISO23950 ), an international standard of information search protocol, and SRW. Through InfoLib-Global Finder, cross searches over Z39.50/SRW servers, which exist on the internet, and database releases are enabled. This means that service linking with external institutes is provided.

HTTP Gateway

InfoLib-GlobalFinder can manage cross searches over the Z39.50 or any SRW database which is released on the internet. Without being aware of the differences between search protocols, users can use the various databases in the same manner.

Multi-targeting Search

InfoLib-GlobalFinder uses a multi-targeting feature which can specify various servers at once and can do cross searches within.

Data Access

InfoLib-GlobalFinder uses Z39.50 and SRW servers for data sharing. Once created the database is released to the public through Z39.50 or SRW. As well as the data which is registered at InfoLib, the database in XML forms and SGML forms which is not registered at InfoLib can also be released.

[ InfoLib-Global Finder ] System Image
[ InfoLib-Global Finder ] System Image
[ InfoLib-Global Findew ] Display Image


Top page

Top page

InfoLib - PMH

InfoLib-PMH is an institutional repository package which supports OAI-PHM ver2.0. InfoLib-PMH supports both the harvesting function which collects metadata from OAI-PMH supported repository, and the repository function which releases the collected metadata to the public.

Harvesting Feature

InfoLib-PMH can harvest metadata from an OAI-PMH supported repository ( data provider ), and the metadata can then be automatically stored and managed at the database. InfoLib-PMH harvester can also register various repositories as harvesting targets.

Repository Feature

OAI-PHM supported repository feature is provided. The collected metadata from external repositories can be easily released as OAI-PHM repository data. When the database is released, you can set-up various formats for providing metadata ( DublinCore and junii2 as standard bases ).

Harvested Metadata Management

The harvested metadata can be divided and managed through records. The metadata can be edited and removed on the web browser.

Metadata Conversion

InfoLib-PMH supports a metadata conversion feature which transforms the harvested metadata into a database to be searched with InfoLib-META. Multiple configurations of data conversion can be registered. Data conversion criteria and scheduling can be set to preference.

[ InfoLib-PMH ] System Image
[ InfoLib-PMH ] System Image